List of Important MoUs Signed by India in 2023: Month-wise Compilation

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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.

List of Important MoUs Signed by India

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

MoU BetweenObjectives
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 ServicesTo 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 ArabiaTo 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 JioMartto 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

MoU BetweenObjectives
Election Commission of India (ECI) with Union Ministry of EducationTo 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 AmazonTo 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

MoU BetweenObjectives
IBM and Ministry of Education & MSDEScale digital skills training in India.
Electoral Commissions of Seychelles and India (ECI)Cooperation to enhance electoral management and administration.
Arunachal Pradesh and Norwegian Geotechnical InstituteExplore and develop geothermal potential through hot springs in the state.
WADA and World Health OrganizationCollaboration in areas where anti-doping and public health intersect.
NRFMTTI and Mahindra and Mahindra LtdFoster skill development among youth for a career in farm mechanization.
NPCI and a subsidiary of the Central Bank of the UAEBuild, implement, and operationalize a national domestic card scheme modeled on India’s RuPay card.
India and Dominican RepublicSigning two MoUs in ocean sciences and medical product regulation.
India and United Arab EmiratesMoUs 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 GuwahatiEstablish a Common Engineering Facility Center (CEFC) titled “Digital Twin Center for Emerging Automotive Systems” in the Hub and Spoke model.
India and FranceCooperation in the field of digital technologies.
India and Trinidad and TobagoCooperation in sharing successful Digital Solutions implemented at Population Scale for Digital Transformation.
India and Saudi Arabia (Multiple MoUs)
  • MOU in the field of Energy between Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of India and Ministry of Energy of Saudi Arabia.
  • MOC between Ministry of Communication and IT of Saudi Arabia and MEITY of India in the field of Digitization and Electronic manufacturing.
  • MOU between CVC of India and Saudi Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority.
  • MOC between National Archives of India and King Abdulaziz Foundation of Saudi Arabia in the area of archival cooperation.
  • Framework of Cooperation on Enhancing Bilateral Investment between Invest India and Ministry of Investment of Saudi Arabia.
  • MOU between Saudi EXIM Bank and EXIM Bank of India.
  • MOU for Cooperation in the Technical Field & Establishment of the Small and Medium Enterprises Bank between SIDBI and SME Bank of Saudi Arabia.
  • MOU on Seawater Desalination between National Institute of Technology of India and Saline Water Conversion Corporation of Saudi Arabia.
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 MicrosoftTraining related to digital skills by Microsoft for students in higher technical institutions of the state.
Skyroot Aerospace Private LimitedSigning 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 CentreMoU for monitoring of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana – Watershed Development Component, WDC 2.0.
Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs and National Institute of Communication FinanceSynergizing professional capabilities towards advocacy, research support, technical and handholding assistance, and capacity building services in finance, restructuring, etc.
IBM and IndiaAI – Digital India Corporation
  • Establish a world-class national AI Innovation Platform (AIIP) for India focusing on AI skilling, ecosystem development, and integrating advanced foundation models and generative AI capabilities.
  • Support India’s scientific, commercial, and human-capital development in AI technology.
IBM and India Semiconductor Mission (ISM)
  • Collaborate as a knowledge partner for a semiconductor research center.
  • Share experience on intellectual property, tools, initiatives, and skills development in semiconductor technologies.
  • Promote innovation in semiconductor technologies, including logic, advanced packaging, heterogeneous integration, and advanced chip design.
IBM and Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)
  • Explore opportunities to support the advancement of India’s National Quantum Mission.
  • Build competency in quantum computing technology and applications in areas of national interest.
  • Develop a skilled quantum workforce.
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 AirbusCollaborate in developing education programmes in the Indian aerospace sector.
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and SafranProduce LEAP (Leading Edge Aviation Propulsion).
Indian Red Cross Society and National Cadet Corps (NCC) in Andhra PradeshEnroll 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

MoU BetweenObjectives
Goa Shipyard Ltd with KenyaFor capacity building and collaboration in ship design and construction
Union Ministry of Education with AdobeTo 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 ArmeniaFor cooperation in sharing successful Digital Solutions for Digital Transformation at Population Scale
Government of India and the Government of New ZealandTo boost cooperation in Civil Aviation sector
Ashok Leyland with Uttar PradeshTo establish an integrated commercial vehicle plant primarily dedicated to electric buses
Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Limited with Lloyd’s Register & Caterpillar IncFor 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, BombayTo 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 IndiaFor the solarization of residential units at Ayodhya and for bio-energy and renewable project financing

List of MoUs Signed by India in August 2023

MoU BetweenObjectives
India and Papua New GuineaTo 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 MadrasTo 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 LimitedTo develop Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems to help in shipbuilding
Mexican state Nuevo Leon with Uttar PradeshFor 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 UNDPTo leverage its Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) – DIGIT for managing medical waste management in Indonesia.
Bharti Institute of Public Policy (Indian School of Business) with GoaTo establish a knowledge partnership
India and SurinameFor Cooperation in the field of health and medicine
India has Trinidad and TobagoTo share “INDIA STACK” technology
Worldwide Media (WWM) with GujaratTo host 69th Filmfare Awards
Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) with Numaligarh Refinery LtdFor 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

MoU BetweenObjectives
Ministry of Culture with Canara BankFor the disbursal of financial assistance to veteran artists under the ‘Financial Assistance for Veteran Artists’ scheme
India and TanzaniaTo open first IIT campus of Madras outside India in Tanzania
University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka with IIT MadrasThe 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 PanamaFor 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 UAETo establish IIT Delhi overseas campus in UAE
India with UAETo 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 GujaratTo set up a ‘Satellite Network Portal Site in Gujarat
Tata Technologies With ChhattisgarhFor transforming 36 government ITIs into an Industry 4.0 Technology Hub
Gogoro Inc. (Taiwanese-based battery-swapping service provider) with Maharashtra GovernmentTo manufacture Electric Vehicles (EVs), smart battery packs and battery swap stations across Maharashtra
Government of Meghalaya & NTPCTo enhance the power infrastructure and clean energy generation in Meghalaya.
National Water Mission with Indian Plumbing AssociationAims 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

MoU BetweenObjectives
Directorate General of Training (DGT) with MicrosoftFor the “CyberShikshaa” programme which aims to train 6,000 students and 200 educators in digital and cybersecurity skills.
NHPC Limited with NepalFor development of Phukot Karnali Hydro Electric Project (480MW)
India and PhilippinesTo establish a Joint Working Group for Cooperation in Financial Technology (Fintech)
Union Ministry of Tourism, India and AirbnbTo promote rich cultural heritage and launch the exclusive ‘Soul of India’ microsite.
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare with Pixel SpaceTo develop geospatial solutions
US-based Micron Technology Inc and GujaratTo set up a $2.75 billion (Rs 22,500 crore) semiconductor unit

List of MoUs Signed by India in May 2023

MoU BetweenObjectives
RITES ltd. (Engineering and Consultancy Services) with Ministry of Housing and Urban AffairsTo accelerate solid waste and used water management
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) with Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, ManesarFor 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 AssamTo develop Riverine-based religious tourism circuit
Central government with Madhya PradeshTo set up PM Mega Integrated Textile Regions and Apparel – PM MITRA Park in Dhar district of MP.
Odisha with Infosys and NASSCOMFor upskilling youths
Ahuse, Denmark with RajasthanFor urban water management
Goa and UttarakhandTo promote tourism under the “Dekho Apna Desh” initiative
T-Hub with Numaligarh Refinery Limited, AssamTo promote its startup program, ‘iDEATION’

List of MoUs Signed by India in April 2023

MoU BetweenObjectives
Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL) with Rajasthan Cricket AssociationFor 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 ReserveFor FASTag-based payments at forest entry points
Uttar Pradesh government with the Union Ministry of TextilesFor setting up a textile park under the PM -MITRA scheme in Lucknow and Hardoi districts.
Indian army with Tezpur University, AssamFor 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 PradeshFor harnessing and developing New and Renewable Energy Sources (NRES) technologies.

List of MoUs Signed by India in March 2023

MoU BetweenObjectives
Japan’s Hotel Management International Company Limited (HMI) with the Uttar Pradesh governmentTo 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 NaduTo 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) LimitedFor 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 PaytmFor 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 MauritiusTo 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 USAFor 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 PradeshTo improve drinking water and sanitation services in Himachal Pradesh
Indian Army with NTPC Renewable Energy LimitedFor setting up green hydrogen Projects at army establishments
India and Cambodiafor reintroduction of tiger in Cambodia
Western Australia Government with TelanganaFor cooperation in cyber security

List of MoUs Signed by India in February 2023

MoU BetweenObjectives
Nagaland government with Patanjali Foods LimitedFor 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 DestinationTo open Bihar’s first government-approved drone training hub in Patna
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs with Engineers India LimitedTo develop Waste to Energy and bio-methanation projects in cities with a population of million plus
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) with IIT MadrasTo help create a training module for their Indian Human Spaceflight Programme (IHSP)
Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare with Digital GreenTo build a national level digital extension platform
India Health Link (IHL) with Uttar Pradesh GovernmentTo set up health ATMs “hPod”
Ministry of Trade and Industry with Singaporefor 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 FijiThe 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 ChileFor cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors
India and Republic of South AfricaThe 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 LimitedFor the construction of the Bahrain Metro Rail Project Phase-1
Ministry of Rural Development and MeeshoTo 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 ZealandFor cooperation in cancer care
Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) with Lulu HypermarketTo promote millets in the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCCs)

List of MoUs Signed by India in January 2023

MoU BetweenObjectives
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and MicrosoftTo 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 BankTo establish a centre for mathematics and computing
Indian High Commission and Sri Lankato establish a Hindi Chair at Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd (NTPC REL) with TripuraFor 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 EgyptTo facilitate content exchange, capacity building, and co-productions
National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) with Suzuki Motor CorporationTo 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)

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