India–Mexico relations

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India-Mexico relations
Map indicating locations of India and Mexico



India-Mexico relations refers to the diplomatic relations between the Republic of India and the United Mexican States; two emerging economies and regional powers.

Foremer Mexican President Vicente Fox and former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2005

Country comparison[edit]

India India Mexico Mexico
Population 1,236,344,631 120,286,655
Area 3,287,240 km² (1,269,210 sq. mi) 1,972,550 km2 (761,606 sq mi)
Population Density 364/km² (943/sq. mi) 57/km2 (142/sq mi)
Capital New Delhi Mexico City
Largest City Mumbai - 13,922,125 (21,347,412 Metro) Mexico City – 8,851,080 (20,137,152 Metro)
Government Federal parliamentary constitutional republic Federal presidential constitutional republic
GDP (nominal) US$4.99 trillion (US$4,000 per capita) [2013 estimate] US$1.845 trillion (US$15,600 per capita) [2014 estimate]

History of diplomatic relations[edit]

India–Mexico relations have consistently been friendly, warm and cordial, characterized by mutual understanding and growing bilateral trade and all-round cooperation. Both nations established diplomatic relations on 1 August 1950. The following year, Mexico established an embassy in Delhi and the first Mexican ambassador to India was former Mexican President Emilio Portes Gil. In 1962, Nobel Prize laureate Octavio Paz was named ambassador to India.[1]

Both nations are significant emerging economies and important global players with similar socio-economic development priorities and constraints. Today, both nations are members of the G-20 major economies and the United Nations.

Over the years, there have been several high level visits from leaders of both nations:

Head of State and Government Level Visits from India[edit]

Head of State and Government Level Visits from Mexico[edit]


Trade between the two nations has been steadily increasing on an average of 30% each year. India is Mexico's 21st most important trading partner with Mexico importing from India diamonds, automobile parts and other electronic equipment. India mainly imports from Mexico oil, petroleum based products and minerals, among other things. Commerce between the two nations amounted to $7 billion USD. In 2012, India proposed that both nations should work towards a free trade agreement with each other respectively.[2]

Resident diplomatic missions[edit]

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