Manoj Kumar Bharti
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of India to Ukraine
Abstract. The interview of Manoj Kumar Bharti, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of India to Ukraine, deals with connections between Ukraine and India, formed several thousand years ago. Experts found many similarities in languages of two states as well as in traditions of house holding among the rural population of Ukraine and India. Both states have faced economic instability for centuries and were subordinated to other states, and lastly both of them gained independence. For the last 26 years, India and Ukraine have had many summits and concluded not a few memoranda of understanding and agreements covering almost all aspects of bilateral cooperation. These 26 years were a period when Indian economy revealed its potential and achieved great results in the development of the state. The increase of incomes in India allows Ukrainian goods and services to penetrate the Indian market.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian people are highly interested in Indian culture, traditions, and philosophy. Every year, thousands of people come together to participate in the Yoga festivals.
The Embassy of India holds a lot of event in various cities of Ukraine to make Ukrainians aware of India and expand opportunities for business cooperation.
India boasts an extensive network of higher educational institutions, however, many young people choose to study abroad. Ukraine offers Indian students excellent opportunities for professional training.
The Ambassador of India underlines the current level of relations between India and Ukraine and the recent trend in their development allow us to hope for fruitful further cooperation. The Embassy of India in Kyiv will further contribute to strengthening collaboration and taking efficient measures in this regard.
Keywords: India, the Yoga festivals, Indian culture, independence, Ukraine, markets.