- Mette Frederiksen’s visit has been dubbed “historic” by India since she is the first head of state to visit the country after COVID-19 restrictions went into effect in March. Dr S Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs, visited Denmark earlier this year.
- The Centre stated on Thursday that it “remains engaged with Denmark on the subject of Kim Davy’s extradition.”
Indian PM Narendra Modi met Danish PM at Rashtrapati Bhavan New Delhi. Both parties are scheduled to assess the success of the ‘Green Strategic Partnership‘ formed by the two sides last year. The green partnership, which was finalised at a virtual summit between the two nations’ prime ministers, intends to provide a framework for major development of collaboration in renewable energy, environment, economics, climate change, and research and technology.
Frederiksen landed in India earlier today for a three-day tour. Meenakshi Lekhi, Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs, met Frederiksen, who is on her first state visit to India, at the Delhi airport. Frederiksen will meet with President Ram Nath Kovind and have bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during her visit. She will also meet with think tanks, students, and civil society representatives.
India as a “milestone for bilateral relations.” As stated by Danish PM
Meanwhile, adding that Denmark regards India as a “close partner,” Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said on Saturday that her visit to New Delhi will be a watershed moment in the two countries’ ties.”India is a key partner of ours.
This visit, in my opinion, represents a watershed moment in Denmark-India ties “She stated. Following the ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Frederiksen stated that she sees an ambitious Indian administration taking on the subject of green transition in India and the rest of the globe.
Commercial and business relations
- More than 200 Danish firms operate in India, and more than 60 Indian companies operate in Denmark.
- There is considerable collaboration in renewable energy, clean technologies, water and waste management, agriculture and animal husbandry, research and technology, digitalisation including ICT, smart cities, shipping, and other sectors.
.Frederiksen will meet with President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in person. She will also meet with think tanks, students, and civil society representatives.
However, ahead of her arrival, New Delhi stated on Thursday that it “remains engaged with Denmark on the subject of Kim Davy’s extradition,” the primary culprit in the 1995 Purulia weapons drop the case.
“We have addressed it in the past, and we have stayed involved with Denmark on this matter, and our negotiations on the subject are ongoing,” Bagchi said of Davy’s extradition in the spectacular case. India has been requesting that he be extradited from Denmark to stand trial.
The high-profile case involves the dumping of guns and ammunition by an AN-26 aircraft on the night of December 17, 1995, in West Bengal’s Purulia region. According to authorities, the weapon shipment included hundreds of AK-47 rifles, handguns, anti-tank grenades, rocket launchers, and thousands of rounds of ammunition.
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