How important India’s position has become for European countries can be gauged from the fact that when British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula Van visited India last month, to promote Strategic Partnership with India. Laid the foundation of ‘India Europe Trade and Technology Council’. Apart from this, talks are also going on between India and the European Union on FTA.
But at this time the European country tried to put pressure on India that it should criticize Russia on Ukraine issue. But India has its own stand in this matter.
Prime Minister Modi reached Germany first in the three-nation tour. Germany is India’s biggest financial ally.
Jointly chaired the sixth meeting of the ‘Indo German Inter-Governmental Consultation’ for cooperation between India and Germany. Earlier, the last meeting of this format was held in New Delhi in the year 2019.
In the joint press conference, German Chancellor Olaj Schulz criticized Russia and called Russia’s attack on Ukraine a ‘violation of human rights’ and expected India to criticize Russia but India has its own stand in this matter. . Our Prime Minister said “There is no winner in this war, everyone will suffer, so the solution can be found only through peace”. Apart from this, India also expressed concern over the growing food crisis and rising oil prices.
But if seen, Germany’s gas dependence on Russia is more than India. Today the trade between Germany and Russia is about 60 billion dollars, the same India and Russia have a trade of 10 billion dollars.
If seen, where India is an ally of Russia in military matters and Russia has been our trusted partner. The same Germany is a big importer of natural gas. In such a situation, both the countries need to take a stand in view of the circumstances.
Apart from this, an agreement has also been signed between India and Germany on the partnership of sustainable and green energy development. Germany will give India about 10 billion euros by 2030 to promote clean energy.
Also, both countries have agreed to reform the WTO. Apart from this, this is the first time that Germany is speaking openly in the matter of Indo Pacific. Because till now Germany has never come out openly in the matter of Indo Pacific and Germany also has good relations with China. In this way it is important for Germany to speak in the matter of Indo Pacific.
In the second leg of the Europe tour, Prime Minister Modi went to Denmark, where he reviewed the “Green Strategic Partnership” with the Prime Minister of Denmark and discussed issues such as renewable energy, health, water management etc. Prime Minister Modi has also attended the India-Nordic Summit. .
Denmark and the Nordic countries are experts in renewable energy and India has a huge market. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already said that “Denmark has skill and India has scale”.
Denmark has been a big ally of India’s white revolution and can now become an important ally in terms of green energy as well.