Austria–India relations

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Austria–India relations
Map indicating locations of Austria and India



Austria–India relations refers to the bilateral ties between Austria and India. Indo-Austrian relations were established in May 1949 by the first Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru and the Chancellor of Austria Leopold Figl.[1] Historically, Indo-Austrian ties have been particularly strong and India intervened in June 1953 in Austria's favour while negotiations were going on with Soviet Union about the Austrian State Treaty.[2] There is an Indian embassy in Vienna, Austria's capital, which is concurrently accredited to the United Nations offices in the city.[3] Austria is represented in India by its embassy and Trade commission in New Delhi, India's capital, as well as Honorary Consulates in Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Goa.[4]

Economic ties[edit]

According to the Embassy of India in Vienna, India exported goods worth €558.72 million in 2011, which was an increase of 210% in the first decade of the twenty-first century. In 2011, India imported goods worth €817.74 million from Austria which was an increase by 320% in the decade 2002–2011.[5]

A Large number of Indian Tourists visit Austria every year. In 2013, about 25000 Indians visited Austrian Capital Vienna, a city famous for Opera, Coffee Houses and Nightlife.[6]


Austria is an unknown entity for the majority of Indians.

The 1959 Academy awards winning musical The Sound of Music, extremely popular among the minority Anglo-Indian anglophone population, has led to Austria being associated with Germany and Switzerland.


Hinduism in Austria