Relations between Georgia and the Republic of India

Chronology of Diplomatic Relations

Diplomatic relations between Georgia and the Republic of India were established on September 28, 1992.

Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Republic of India:

  • H.E. Mr. Zurab Kachkachishvili - 03.2010 - 02.2014
  • H.E. Mr. Levan Nizharadze - 04.2014 -2015
  • H.E. Mr. Archil Dzuliashvili - 2016 - to date

Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of India to Georgia:

  • Rajendra Rai Kumar - 1995-1997, with the residence in Yerevan;
  • Vidya Bhushan Soni - 1997-2002, with the residence in Yerevan;
  • Deepak Vohra - 2002-2005, with the residence in Yerevan;
  • Reena Pandey - 2005-2009, with the residence in Yerevan;
  • Achal Kumar Malhotra - 2009-2012, with the residence in Yerevan;
  • T. Suresh Babu - 2013 - to date

Fields of Cooperation

In the recent period, bilateral relations between Georgia and the Republic of India in the fields of politics, economy, culture, education and other areas are significantly developing. There exists a mechanism for regular political consultation between the foreign agencies of the two countries, which represents the significant format for discussing the current issues. Cooperation between the parliaments of the two countries is developing. Friendship group with India operates in the Parliament of Georgia.

Cooperation in the sphere of economy plays a major role within the countries.

On the 29th of April 2014, the first session of the intergovernmental commission for the Georgia-India cooperation in the fields of trade, economy, science and technology, culture and education was held in New Delhi. Within the frames of the event the Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry. In the recent years, a growing interest of Indian companies is seen towards the business and investments in Georgia. Among them, there shall be mentioned the readiness of one of the biggest Indian "Tata Group" Corporation who is willing to implement significant investments in Georgia, in particular in the field of energy. Practice of organizing the business forums has been initiated, that supports the development of contacts within the business community of the two countries.

Cooperation is ongoing within the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) program, which is dedicated for the professional internship of Georgian specialists in various institutions of India as well as within the programs of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). Exchange of cultural events in Georgia as well as in India is regularly performed by the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia and the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia.

Useful Links

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of India
President of Republic of India
Parliament of Republic of India
Embassy of Georgia to the Republic of India
Embassy of the Republic of India to Armenia