India, China ink 24 key agreements to boost ties in trade, economy, education

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Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang signed 24 key agreements to strengthen their bilateral relationship in several fields including trade and commerce, skill development, railways, education, human resource and other areas in Beijing. According to the MoU, both countries signed agreement in the field of Railways which will enable India to seek Chinese cooperation to introduce high speed rails on Delhi-Nagpur Sector, and increase track speed on Chennai-Benguluru-Mysore route.

  • Indian railway ministry will establish Railway University in India by the help of China and were also signed to strengthen cooperation in the fields of trade and investment and other fields and for establishing relationship at the provincial between India and China.
  • Both countries also signed between Union Ministry of Earth Sciences and China’s Earthquake Administration for cooperation in earthquake science and earthquake engineering.
  • Both countries will facilitate establishment of relationship between Chennai and Chongqing, Karnataka and Sichuan, Hyderabad and Qingdao and Aurangabad and Dunhuang as sister-state or province relations.
  • Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and China’s Fudan University signed an agreement for establishment of Centre for Gandhian and Indian Studies at Fudan University and Yoga College in Kunming.
  • An action plan on cooperation in setting up of the Mahatma Gandhi National Institute for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in Gujarat.

- Published/Last Modified on: May 20, 2015