Modi's visit day-2: India signs 24 deals with China
Beijing : Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Beijing on his second day of visit to China and signed 24 agreements of whopping worth $10 billion to bring development in India.
India has signed 24 deals with neighbour nation China worth $10 billion
MoUs included upgradation of railways and education
Protocol for setting up Consulates-General at Chengdu and Chennai was also signed
An action plan between the Indian Railways and China National Railways on enhancing cooperation in the railway sector was signed
A MoU on education exchange programme and ‘Space Cooperation Outline’ were also signed
Other key agreements are on developing China India think-tanks, maritime cooperation and ocean sciences
Four agreements were signed on sister-state and sister-city relations between Karnataka and Sichuan province; Chennai and Chongqing; Hyderabad and Qingdao; and Aurangabad and Dunhuang
An agreement on setting up a Mahatma Gandhi skill centre in Ahmedabad was also signed besides a broadcast tie-up for Doordarshan and China’s state-run CCTV
Agreements on education exchange programme, on mining and minerals, skill development, tourism and vocational education also figured on the list.
Two MoUs between Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and Yunnan Minzu University and another with Fudan University were signed on the establishment of a yoga college and centre for Gandhian and Indian studies, respectively.