The bilateral relations between the Republic of India and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago have considerably expanded in recent years with both nations building strategic and commercial ties. Both nations formally established diplomatic relations in 1962.
Both nations were colonised by the British Empire; India supported independence of Trinidad and Tobago from colonial rule and established its diplomatic mission in 1962 - the year that Trinidad and Tobago officially gained independence from British rule. They possess diverse natural and economic resources and are the largest economies in their respective regions. Both are members of the Commonwealth of Nations, G-77 and the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).
The relationship between India and Trinidad & Tobago started on 30 May 1845, when the first ship ‘‘Fatel Razack’’ to bring 225 indentured labourers to Trinidad from India. Today, 42% of Trinidad and Tobago's population are Ethnic Indians.