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Old ties

  • Published
    29th Aug, 2023


India and Greece are finding new ways to revive an age-old relationship.

India-Greece Relations

  • Recent Leap: Modi-Mitsotakis meeting deepens ties, establishing Strategic Partnership, trade plans, and maritime security discussions.
  • Geopolitical Nexus: Shared interests in countering regional challenges, fostering Indo-Pacific links, and artifact restoration cooperation.
  • Historical Affinity: Maritime legacies converge as both nations embrace potential for economic synergy, bolstered by cultural restoration efforts.

Agendas highlighted

  • Strengthening Bilateral Ties: Leaders from both countries emphasized on India-Greece ties through a Strategic Partnership, focusing on security, trade, and mobility.
  • Diverse Collaborative Agenda: Discussions encompass skilled migration, India-EU trade, economic synergy, and restoration of historical artifacts, enhancing bilateral collaboration.
  • Economic Growth and Cultural Restoration: Joint pursuit of global manufacturing hub status for India and economic gateway role for Greece, with potential UNESCO-backed artifact restoration efforts.

Driving Forces

  • Geopolitical Motivation: Indian PM’s, Greece visit aligns with Greece's diversification efforts amid ties with Israel and Cyprus against Turkey.
  • Strategic Alignment: India-Greece share interests amidst Delhi-Ankara tensions, maritime security concerns, favoring cooperation over prolonged delays.
  • Symbolic Affirmation: Chandrayaan-3 success signifies potential for enhanced collaboration between ancient maritime powers India and Greece.
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