Modi's visit day-2: India signs 24 deals with China

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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.