When it comes to the European Union and the Republic of India diplomacy relationship between these two strong and opinionated countries, it all starts in 1994 where EU-India Cooperation Agreement had been signed by both sides. India which was originally a very large territorial country with a ginormous number of growing population that only started at around 300 million people and some countries have already considered that a lot. But now2, India is exponentially sprouting and flourishing almost up to 1 billion. There is actually a lot more history to discover about India before the European arrival. Before it happened, India was ruled by a few rulers of different religions such as a ruler of Hindu and a Muslim. India is a rich country which was fought over by many continents. This is because their raw material supplies were incredibly plentiful. It is still believed to this day that the move European made on the Indian country has left a significant amount of positive and bad sides to it. Despite the people having been able to enjoy modernity in terms of transportations, education, goods and others, there are also negative sides to it which meant the British took full control over the whole country and economy whereas the citizens were categorised as half-citizens.
India has been notorious for its intelligence specifically in the digital and technological world. A lot of software engineers that are on top of the world come from India and in that particular country itself, many are going towards the path. They have the best inventions that even the whole world is not aware of. As India is famous for its India Premier League, many people are seeking for the best apps to watch live IPL on their tablets and smartphones to be updated easily wherever they are at.
However, as the giant Asian – India was about to gain independence, Europeans plan on engaging in political diplomacy with them to widen their ties and be on the good side of each other. India was one of the first countries to join the European Union. The primary reason for this unusually particular wish by the Europeans towards the Indians is because they wish to get a free pass for every trade made in the land of the other party. In retaining this particular law, European has been making moves in strengthening their diplomacy even more despite the trade being put off in 2015.
In around November 2006, as an effort to solidify their diplomatic partnership, European and Indian countries both agreed to work closely in the nuclear energy field. This was one of the strategies used in maintaining a good reputation for both sides. During this event, even the newly enforced carbon tax made by the European was opposed and talked about. It was vital to point this out as any air-borne fliers including those coming from India, the US, Russia and many more were impacted.
In India-EU relations, their annual summits play an important venture in deepening their strategic partnership in the political world. Their first one was held in Lisbon and it happened to be a great successful move for both of them. Over the period, they were able to improve towards betterment by coming up with a Joint Action Plan (JAP). During the summit, many various topics have been brought to the front for the two sides to do the talking. This is essentially very important in clearing out misunderstandings and baseless rumours encircling their diplomacy. The summit has been going stable for a while now. In May 2021, there will be a virtually-held 16th India-Eu Summit that will be discussing a lot of current issues especially on COVID-19 which India has been struggling to keep a head high.
Digital Data Protection
Moving towards the more advanced world, the India-Eu Summit has never failed to delve into the digital issues that most are probably dealing with. Online data has always been a sensitive issue because anyone could have obtained a lot of information about an individual just by doing a data breach. To protect users from this type of abuse, the India-EU Summit has talked about the data protection and regulation that should be imposed officially.
Both of these countries have been doing amazingly until today. Their good and deepened diplomacy relationship has been fruitful according to many records. They have been continuously helping each other and retaining their good sides for both parties. Just recently, as India is hit by a sudden wave of virus infection over the whole nation, the Europeans have been so kind to send some medical support to help them in sustaining precious lives. They have been given vaccine shots in a huge bulk to ease the situation and calm the storm. Both have never seen to be talking about retrieving, therefore, it is safe to say they are maintaining everything well.