India and Ukraine talk war and peace; summit in Switzerland on table as well.

Syllabus: GS-II; Subject: International Relations; Topic: India’s relations with other nations, Issue: India-Ukraine

Context: Ukraine foreign minister’s visit to India.


  • Emphasis on Ukraine’s 10-point “peace formula” seeking support from India.
  • Agreement to restore pre-war bilateral cooperation levels.
  • Focus areas: Trade, health, science, technology, and agriculture cooperation.
  • India’s consistent support for peace efforts acknowledged by Ukraine.
  • India is abstaining from condemning Russia directly.

India –Ukraine Relations

  • Established diplomatic ties in December 1991.
  • Cooperation in education, legal assistance, and outer space activities.
  • India sources military technology from Ukraine.
  • Ukraine produces R-27 air-to-air missiles used by the IAF SU-30MKI fighters.
  • India is Ukraine’s largest export destination in Asia-Pacific.
  • Pharmaceuticals dominate Indian exports to Ukraine.
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