Indian Ministry of Earth Sciences and Ministry of education and Research, Sweden on 2nd December 2019 signed agreement on cooperation in polar science.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Union Cabinet on 8th January 2020 has been apprised of the Agreement on cooperation in polar science between the two nations.
India and Sweden are both signatories to the Antarctic Treaty and to the Protocol to the Antarctic Treaty on Environmental Protection.
Sweden as one of the eight “Arctic States” is one of the Member State in the Arctic Council whereas India has the Observer Status in the Arctic Council.
Sweden has a vigorous scientific program in the Polar Regions, both in Arctic and Antarctic.
India likewise, has sustained scientific research programs in both the Polar Regions as well as in the oceanic realm.
The collaboration between India and Sweden in polar science will enable sharing of the expertise available with both Countries.