First shipment under United Nations ‘Transports Internationaux Routiers’ (TIR) convention recently arrived at port of Nhava Sheva, Mumbai and Mundra in India from Afghanistan through Iran’s Chabahar Port. TIR convention will help in fast and easy movement of goods across multiple countries under a common customs document and guarantee. TIR will play a pivotal role in improving ease of doing business and pave the way for smoother and safer transport of goods across international borders and will help boost trade between India, Central Asia, Europe and Russia. India joined the TIR Convention (UN Customs Convention on International Transport of Goods under cover of TIR Carnets) in June, 2017.
It was decided at Council of Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) in Tashkent, Uzbekistan that Shanghai Cooperation Organization's (SCO) member states will hold a joint anti-terrorism exercise "Sary-Arka-Antiterror 2019." India and Pakistan are expected to participate. No dates were announced. Meeting also declared plans to hold the first stage of joint border operation "Solidarity 2019-2021," the 7th meeting of heads of border services, and training workshops on identifying and preventing use of Internet for terrorist, separatist and extremist purposes.
Fashion designer Ritu Beri has been appointed as Cultural and Tourism Ambassador for Uzbekistan in India. She has been working towards bringing the two countries closer by using cultures from both nations in her clothing collections. She is the first Indian to be appointed to this position.
March 30, 2019