Key Highlights of Bilateral Relationship between India and UAE (Updated on October 2014)

India and UAE have the historical bilateral relationship in trade and investment. Massive infrastructure and development projects in UAE required a huge manpower with expertise and labour. India was an obvious choice to become a preferred resource country to meet most of these requirements.  Indian community, especially the entertainment and sports fraternity, consider the UAE as a best host for organizing the events outside of country. India is major source to export the food items in UAE while India also depends on UAE for fulfilling its energy requirement. In spite of decreasing the share, United Arab Emirates is still the leading trade partner in terms of export and import towards India. 

Indian Diaspora in UAE: 

·         Non Residents Indians (NRI):  1700000 (February 2010)
·         Overseas Citizen of India (OCI): 2911 (February 2010)
·         Total Indian Community: 1702911 (February 2010)
·         Remittance inflows (US$ Million): 15684.81 (2012)

UAE Students studying in India:

·         Male: 442 (2011-2012)
·         Female: 306 (2011-2012)
·         Total: 748 (2011-2012)

India’s trade with UAE

·         Export (US$ Million): 30520.42 (2013-2014)
·         Import (US$ Million): 29019.82 (2013-2014)
·         Total (US$ Million): 59540.24 (2013-2014)
·         Trade Balance (US$ Million): 1500.6 (2013-2014)

Bilateral Investment with UAE

·         Investment inflows (US$ Million): 153.39 (2014-upto July 2014)
·         Investment outflows (US$ Million): 156.1602 (August 2014)

Bilateral Tourism with UAE 

·         Inbound : 356446 (2004)
·         Outbound : 51513 (2013)

Bilateral Agreements: India and the UAE have signed a number of Agreements and MoUs from time-to-time, such as Cultural Cooperation Agreement (1975); Civil Aviation Agreement (1989); Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (1992); Agreement to Combat Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (1994); Extradition Treaty (1999); Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty in Criminal & Civil Matters (1999); Agreement on Juridical and Judicial Cooperation in Civil and Commercial Matters (1999); MoU on Defence Cooperation (2003); MoU on Manpower Sourcing in (2006) A revised MoU on Manpower Sourcing (September 2011); and MoU on Political Consultations (June 2011); Agreement on Transfer of Sentenced Persons and Agreement on Security Cooperation (November 2011).

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