The year 2023 has witnessed India’s proactive engagement with the international community through a series of significant Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) signed across various sectors.
These MoUs stand as a testament to India’s commitment to fostering collaboration, sharing expertise, and forging alliances on a global scale. As a noteworthy resource for aspirants preparing for competitive exams like WBCS, SSC, and state-level examinations, this “List of Important MoUs Signed by India in 2023: Month-wise Compilation” provides a comprehensive overview of the country’s diplomatic endeavors and strategic partnerships throughout the year.
By delving into this compilation, readers can gain valuable insights into the key agreements that have the potential to impact India’s socio-economic landscape and international standing. Whether you are an aspiring civil servant or a curious observer of global affairs, this compilation serves as a valuable reference, shedding light on the depth and breadth of India’s collaborations in the year 2023.
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List of MoUs Signed by India in December 2023
|World Bank with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (the Global Fund)
|To strengthen health systems in countries of the Global South
|Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) with EKI Energy Services
|To support Surya Nutan initiative, an indigenous indoor solar cooking system
|Gujarat government with the Airport Authority of India (AAI)
|To develop 11 greenfield airports
|National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) with Saudi Arabia
|To protect the rights of skilled labourers from India
|Arunachal State Rural Livelihoods Mission has signed a MoU with State Bank of India (SBI)
|To provide banking services to self-help groups in Arunachal Pradesh
|Ministry of Rural Development with JioMart
|to promote products of Self-Help Groups (SHGs) of Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM)
List of MoUs Signed by India in November 2023
|Election Commission of India (ECI) with Union Ministry of Education
|To bring electoral literacy into classrooms across the country
|CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (CSIR-NIIST) with Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL)
|for a collaboration in aerospace and defence sectors
|Odisha with Arcelor Mittal Nippon Steel (AM/NS India)
|To establish a High-Performance Centre in Kho Kho
|Indian Institute of Skills (IIS), Kanpur with Dassault Aircraft Services India Private Limited (DASI) , IIT Kanpur and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
|for providing training in the aviation sector
|DP World and the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA)
|For the development of the Vadhvan port
|Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) with Amazon
|To develop districts as Export Hubs under ODOP initiative
|India and the European Union (EU)
|For the cooperation in the semiconductors ecosystem. This agreement aims to facilitate investments, joint ventures, and technology partnerships, including manufacturing facilities.
List of MoUs Signed by India in October 2023
|IBM and Ministry of Education & MSDE
|Scale digital skills training in India.
|Electoral Commissions of Seychelles and India (ECI)
|Cooperation to enhance electoral management and administration.
|Arunachal Pradesh and Norwegian Geotechnical Institute
|Explore and develop geothermal potential through hot springs in the state.
|WADA and World Health Organization
|Collaboration in areas where anti-doping and public health intersect.
|NRFMTTI and Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd
|Foster skill development among youth for a career in farm mechanization.
|NPCI and a subsidiary of the Central Bank of the UAE
|Build, implement, and operationalize a national domestic card scheme modeled on India’s RuPay card.
|India and Dominican Republic
|Signing two MoUs in ocean sciences and medical product regulation.
|India and United Arab Emirates
|MoUs in supply chain resilience, renewable energy, health, space systems, AI, Industry 4.0, and standardization and metrology.
|Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) and IIT Guwahati
|Establish a Common Engineering Facility Center (CEFC) titled “Digital Twin Center for Emerging Automotive Systems” in the Hub and Spoke model.
|India and France
|Cooperation in the field of digital technologies.
|India and Trinidad and Tobago
|Cooperation in sharing successful Digital Solutions implemented at Population Scale for Digital Transformation.
|India and Saudi Arabia (Multiple MoUs)
|Assam Skill Development Mission and Indian Army (Headquarters 51 Sub Area)
|MoU for upskilling ex-servicemen and their dependents.
|Skill Development and Employment Department of Uttarakhand and Microsoft
|Training related to digital skills by Microsoft for students in higher technical institutions of the state.
|Skyroot Aerospace Private Limited
|Signing two MoUs to launch satellites of France-based Space firms Promethee Earth Intelligence and ConnectSAT, onboard its rockets.
|GIFAS (Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautiques et Spatiales) and Indian Space Association (ISpA)
|MoU to enhance the understanding of space industry capabilities and increase awareness of business opportunities.
|Department of Land Resources and National Remote Sensing Centre
|MoU for monitoring of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana – Watershed Development Component, WDC 2.0.
|Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs and National Institute of Communication Finance
|Synergizing professional capabilities towards advocacy, research support, technical and handholding assistance, and capacity building services in finance, restructuring, etc.
|IBM and IndiaAI – Digital India Corporation
|IBM and India Semiconductor Mission (ISM)
|IBM and Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)
|Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad and Nav Wireless Technologies Pvt Ltd (NavTech)
|Use light-based high-speed communication for satellite communication in space through LiFi technology.
|Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) and Airbus
|Collaborate in developing education programmes in the Indian aerospace sector.
|Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Safran
|Produce LEAP (Leading Edge Aviation Propulsion).
|Indian Red Cross Society and National Cadet Corps (NCC) in Andhra Pradesh
|Enroll NCC students as Youth Red Cross (YRC) Volunteers.
|Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs and Skill Council for Persons with Disability (SCPwD)
|Synergize expertise to equip corporates with knowledge, skills, and competencies for building and managing a diverse workforce.
List of MoUs Signed by India in September 2023
|Goa Shipyard Ltd with Kenya
|For capacity building and collaboration in ship design and construction
|Union Ministry of Education with Adobe
|To promote creative expression and digital literacy among students and educators
|India and Bangladesh
|India and Bangladesh fortify ties with three MoUs, fostering cooperation in digital payments, cultural exchange, and agricultural research.
|NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) with UNDP (United Nations Development Programme)
|To Boost Data-Driven Innovations in Agriculture and food systems to support smallholder farmers
|India and Republic of Armenia
|For cooperation in sharing successful Digital Solutions for Digital Transformation at Population Scale
|Government of India and the Government of New Zealand
|To boost cooperation in Civil Aviation sector
|Ashok Leyland with Uttar Pradesh
|To establish an integrated commercial vehicle plant primarily dedicated to electric buses
|Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Limited with Lloyd’s Register & Caterpillar Inc
|For Hydrogen Fuel Cell Ferry & Medium-Speed Engines
|Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru with Indian Navy (IN)
|To promote academic cooperation in engineering and defense-related technologies
|Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) with Bank of Maharashtra (BoM)
|For co-lending and loan syndication with which bank to promote renewable energy projects nationwide
|Iran-India Joint Chamber of Commerce and Federation of Indian Export Organization (FIEO)
|To develop cooperation in the fields of trade, investment, quality standards, and technology transfer
|Department of Social Justice & Empowerment with All World Gayatri Pariwar
|For spreading the message of Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan (NMBA)
|United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
|To improve food security, nutrition, climate resilience, and livelihoods in India
|Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) with Small Industries Development Bank of India
|For the solarization of residential units at Ayodhya and for bio-energy and renewable project financing
List of MoUs Signed by India in August 2023
|India and Papua New Guinea
|To share India Stack. India Stack is a set of open APIs and digital public goods that aim to facilitate identity, data, and payment services on a large scale.
|Indian Railways Institute of Signal Engineering and Telecommunications (IRISET) and IIT Madras
|To establish the India 5G testbed ( A 5G testbed is a physical or virtual environment that is used to test and evaluate 5G technologies and applications.)
|Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and Goa Shipyard Limited
|To develop Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems to help in shipbuilding
|Mexican state Nuevo Leon with Uttar Pradesh
|For investments in tourism, infrastructure and pharma and medical sectors
|Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) and Cottage and Rural Industries Department, Gujarat with Amazon India
|To help drive e-commerce exports
|India’s eGov Foundation has signed a MoU with UNDP
|To leverage its Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) – DIGIT for managing medical waste management in Indonesia.
|Bharti Institute of Public Policy (Indian School of Business) with Goa
|To establish a knowledge partnership
|India and Suriname
|For Cooperation in the field of health and medicine
|India has Trinidad and Tobago
|To share “INDIA STACK” technology
|Worldwide Media (WWM) with Gujarat
|To host 69th Filmfare Awards
|Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) with Numaligarh Refinery Ltd
|For the transportation of petroleum products to Bangladesh
|Israel Aerospace Industries with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)
|In the field of Short Range Air Defence Systems
|Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment with National Safai Karamcharis Finance and Development Corporation (NSKFDC)
|For socio-economic upliftment of Safai Karamcharis
|India and New Zealand
|To boost cooperation in civil aviation
|India Post with Amazon
|To enhance digital economy and MSME outreach
|NITI Aayog with United Nations Development Programme(UNDP)
|For fastracking SDGs
List of MoUs Signed by India in July 2023
|Ministry of Culture with Canara Bank
|For the disbursal of financial assistance to veteran artists under the ‘Financial Assistance for Veteran Artists’ scheme
|India and Tanzania
|To open first IIT campus of Madras outside India in Tanzania
|University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka with IIT Madras
|The MoU aims to foster academic collaboration and promote research initiatives between the two institutions. It will facilitate student and faculty exchanges, joint research projects, and capacity building programs.
|India and Panama
|For cooperation in the field of election management and administratio
|Defence Ministry and Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
|To promote the use of millets and healthy eating practices among the armed forces and ensure availability of safe and nutritious food.
|Union Ministry of Textiles and Gujarat
|To set up a PM MITRA textile park in Navsari district
|India with UAE
|To establish IIT Delhi overseas campus in UAE
|India with UAE
|To establish Local Currency Settlement System for trade settlement in their respective national currencies. Also, the MoU on ‘Payments and Messaging Systems’ will set the stage for linking the Fast Payment Systems (FPSs) of the two nations – the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) of India with the Instant Payment Platform (IPP) of UAE
|OneWeb Company and the Department of Science and Technology with Gujarat
|To set up a ‘Satellite Network Portal Site in Gujarat
|Tata Technologies With Chhattisgarh
|For transforming 36 government ITIs into an Industry 4.0 Technology Hub
|Gogoro Inc. (Taiwanese-based battery-swapping service provider) with Maharashtra Government
|To manufacture Electric Vehicles (EVs), smart battery packs and battery swap stations across Maharashtra
|Government of Meghalaya & NTPC
|To enhance the power infrastructure and clean energy generation in Meghalaya.
|National Water Mission with Indian Plumbing Association
|Aims to create awareness & promote rain water harvesting structures, low flow fixtures & sanitary ware, treatment of grey & black water.
List of MoUs Signed by India in June 2023
|Directorate General of Training (DGT) with Microsoft
|For the “CyberShikshaa” programme which aims to train 6,000 students and 200 educators in digital and cybersecurity skills.
|NHPC Limited with Nepal
|For development of Phukot Karnali Hydro Electric Project (480MW)
|India and Philippines
|To establish a Joint Working Group for Cooperation in Financial Technology (Fintech)
|Union Ministry of Tourism, India and Airbnb
|To promote rich cultural heritage and launch the exclusive ‘Soul of India’ microsite.
|Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare with Pixel Space
|To develop geospatial solutions
|US-based Micron Technology Inc and Gujarat
|To set up a $2.75 billion (Rs 22,500 crore) semiconductor unit
List of MoUs Signed by India in May 2023
|RITES ltd. (Engineering and Consultancy Services) with Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
|To accelerate solid waste and used water management
|Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) with Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, Manesar
|For industry-academia collaboration
|Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) and the Ministry of Railways with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
|For Station Area Development along Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (Project-SMART)
|Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MOPSW) with Assam
|To develop Riverine-based religious tourism circuit
|Central government with Madhya Pradesh
|To set up PM Mega Integrated Textile Regions and Apparel – PM MITRA Park in Dhar district of MP.
|Odisha with Infosys and NASSCOM
|For upskilling youths
|Ahuse, Denmark with Rajasthan
|For urban water management
|Goa and Uttarakhand
|To promote tourism under the “Dekho Apna Desh” initiative
|T-Hub with Numaligarh Refinery Limited, Assam
|To promote its startup program, ‘iDEATION’
List of MoUs Signed by India in April 2023
|Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL) with Rajasthan Cricket Association
|For the development of the Anil Agarwal International Cricket Stadium in Jaipur.
|India with World Food Programme (WFP)
|For providing humanitarian food assistance of 10,000 tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan
|National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) with Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve
|For FASTag-based payments at forest entry points
|Uttar Pradesh government with the Union Ministry of Textiles
|For setting up a textile park under the PM -MITRA scheme in Lucknow and Hardoi districts.
|Indian army with Tezpur University, Assam
|For training the Indian Army personnel in the Chinese language.
|India with European Union (EU)
|For cooperation in aviation safety
|Oil India Limited (OIL) with Himachal Pradesh
|For harnessing and developing New and Renewable Energy Sources (NRES) technologies.
List of MoUs Signed by India in March 2023
|Japan’s Hotel Management International Company Limited (HMI) with the Uttar Pradesh government
|To invest Rs 7,200 crore to develop 30 hotels in the state. The hotels will be developed in major cities of Uttar Pradesh, including Agra, Varanasi, and Ayodhya.
|United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) with Tamil Nadu
|To implement the urban cooling program in the state
|National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) with National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA)
|To strengthen value-based sports education
|Tata Steel Mining Limited with GAIL (India) Limited
|For supply of natural gas to its ferro alloys plant at Athgarh, Cuttack district, Odisha
|TotalEnergies with Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
|For exploration of deep-water blocks
|Andhra Pradesh government with Paytm
|For industrial development, financial Inclusion, public health, cyber security and prevention of financial Frauds
|All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, with the Public Service Commission (PSC) of Mauritius
|To assist in conducting various examinations
|Kerala Electrical & Allied Engineering (KEL) with Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE)
|For joint research and development of a lightweight bailey bridge
|India and USA
|For establishing semiconductor supply chain and innovation partnership
|Shell Energy India Private Limited with GAIL (India) Limited
|To explore prospects of importing and handling of ethane and other hydrocarbons
|French Development Agency Agence Francaise de Development (AFD) with Himachal Pradesh
|To improve drinking water and sanitation services in Himachal Pradesh
|Indian Army with NTPC Renewable Energy Limited
|For setting up green hydrogen Projects at army establishments
|India and Cambodia
|for reintroduction of tiger in Cambodia
|Western Australia Government with Telangana
|For cooperation in cyber security
List of MoUs Signed by India in February 2023
|Nagaland government with Patanjali Foods Limited
|For Oil Palm Cultivation
|Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
|To collaborate on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programmes in India
|IIT Patna with Drone Destination
|To open Bihar’s first government-approved drone training hub in Patna
|Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs with Engineers India Limited
|To develop Waste to Energy and bio-methanation projects in cities with a population of million plus
|Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) with IIT Madras
|To help create a training module for their Indian Human Spaceflight Programme (IHSP)
|Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare with Digital Green
|To build a national level digital extension platform
|India Health Link (IHL) with Uttar Pradesh Government
|To set up health ATMs “hPod”
|Ministry of Trade and Industry with Singapore
|for economic cooperation with the Uttar Pradesh government
|Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc
|To provide MRO (maintenance repair and overhaul) services for engines of MQ-9B Remotely Piloted Aircraft System
|India with Fiji
|The MoU will allow holders of diplomatic and official passports of India and Fiji to enter, transit, and stay in each other’s territories without a visa for a period of up to 90 days.
|India and Chile
|For cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors
|India and Republic of South Africa
|The MoU will encourage cooperation between the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Government of the Republic of India and Government of South Africa through joint initiatives in the disability sector.
|Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL)
|To provide sustainable aviation fuel (Bio-ATF) to Indian Air Force
|Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) with BEML Limited
|For the construction of the Bahrain Metro Rail Project Phase-1
|Ministry of Rural Development and Meesho
|To market the products made by the Self-Help Groups under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihood Mission
|Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai with University of Auckland, New Zealand
|For cooperation in cancer care
|Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) with Lulu Hypermarket
|To promote millets in the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCCs)
List of MoUs Signed by India in January 2023
|Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Microsoft
|To empower space tech startups across the country with technology tools and platforms, go-to-market support and mentoring to help them scale and become enterprise ready.
|Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad, Jharkhand with Hindustan Copper (HCL)
|The MoU addresses the needs of HCL for technical assistance, guidance, and consultancy work from IIT-ISM.
|Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru with Axis Bank
|To establish a centre for mathematics and computing
|Indian High Commission and Sri Lanka
|to establish a Hindi Chair at Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
|NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd (NTPC REL) with Tripura
|For the development of Floating and Ground Mounted based Renewable Energy Projects
|Warehousing Development Regulatory Authority (WDRA) and State Bank of India (SBI)
|To promote awareness about ‘Produce Marketing Loan’ to fund against e-NWRs (electronic Negotiable Warehouse Receipt)
|Ministry of Ayush with India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC)
|For the promotion of Medical Value Travel in Ayurveda and other traditional systems of medicine
|India and Egypt
|To facilitate content exchange, capacity building, and co-productions
|National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) with Suzuki Motor Corporation
|To start a biogas demonstration project
|Rolls Royce Solutions with Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE)
|For manufacturing marine diesel engines in India
|Siemens Healthineers with SAMEER (Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering & Research)
|To make available low-cost MRIs (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)