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Chinese delegation may sign 10 MoUs with India

BS Reporter  |  New Delhi 

After the new leadership was announced in China, the country is sending a huge business delegation along with officials of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the counterpart of India’s Planning Commission, to New Delhi. As many as 10 agreements are expected to be signed on Monday, when the delegation meets India’s members and companies as part of the India-that began last year in

The delegation of about 200 officials and business heads would sign two official Memorandums of Understanding (MoU), an agreement related to the IT sector, and several business-to business agreements, member secretary told reporters.

The official MoUs were cleared by India’s Cabinet yesterday. One of them would be between the and NDRC, and the other on sharing the technology and experience in energy efficiency measures.

Nasscom and its Chinese counterpart will also sign an MoU on the IT sector.

Besides, seven MoUs are likely to be signed between companies of India and

The Indian delegation will be led by the Deputy Chairman of Montek Singh Ahluwalia, while the Chinese side will be headed by National Development Reforms Commission Chairman The delegates include the Chinese counterparts of commerce secretary, economic affairs secretary and chairman, Railway Board.

The business delegation would include representatives from State Grid Corporation of China, Dongfang Electric Corporation Ltd, Hydro Corporation, Shanghai Electric Group, and Ming Yang Wind Power Ltd.

When asked whether the huge trade deficit against India in exports and imports between the two countries would also be discussed, a key officials said, “We all know the problems between India and are related to economic relations and the border issue. However, the dialogue would focus on boosting ties for mutual cooperation.”

First Published: Sat, November 24 2012. 00:34 IST
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