11th India-Mongolia Joint Working Group Meeting Held in New Delhi

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The 11th meeting of the India-Mongolia Joint Working Group was held on 10 February 2023 in New Delhi.

An overview of the news

  • Co-chaired by Dr. Ajay Kumar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Defence, India and Brigadier General Gankhuyag Davgdorj, State Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Mongolia, the meeting of the Joint Working Group took place for the first time since the pandemic.

  • Both the countries reviewed the progress of various bilateral defense cooperation initiatives and identified measures to further enhance the existing areas of cooperation.

  • Both sides reviewed the progress of various bilateral defence cooperation initiatives and expressed satisfaction at the efforts made in this direction despite the restrictions imposed by the COVID pandemic.

India -Mongolia Relation

  •  India established diplomatic relations with Mongolia in 1955 and upgraded relations with Mongolia to a strategic partnership.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Mongolia in 2015 upgraded it to a "strategic partnership" and declared it as an essential component of the 'Act East Policy'.

  • Mongolia has publicly voiced its support for India's membership for a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

  • Both the countries are members of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) and the World Trade Organization (WTO).


  • It is located in North Central Asia.

  • Capital:  Ulaanbaatar 

  • Currency: Tugrik

  • President: Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh

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