During the 18th century, Manila and the Coromande coast of Bengal experienced a robust trade, which watered Philippine exports with tobacco, silk, cotton, indigo, sugar cane and coffee. The constitutive meeting of the Joint Commission was held in New Delhi on 15 March 2011, under the joint chairmanship of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Albert F. Del Rosario. During the meeting, the two sides agreed to promote cooperation initiatives on different fronts (trade, agriculture, defence). I confirm that your letter correctly sets out the agreement between our two governments. The Philippines supported India`s candidacy for temporary membership of the UN Security Council for the 2011-12 term and regular consultations took place between the two countries` delegations to the UN and other multilateral for a. Several officers of the Philippine External Action Service have attended the ASEAN Diplomatic Course, which takes place at the Foreign Service Institute in India. Indian Navy and Coast Guard vessels regularly visit the Philippines and conduct consultations with their colleagues. INS Satpura and INS Kadmatt visited Manila from 3 to 6 October 2017, the Indian Coast Guard ICGS Samarth visited Manila from 7 to 10 January 2017, INs Sahyadri and INS Shakti visited Subic Bay from 30 May to 2 June 2016; INS Sahyadri visited Manila from 1 to 4 November 2015; and from 20 to 23 August 2014; ICGS Samudra Paheredar visited Manila from 19 to 22 September 2014; A flotilla of four Indian ships from the Eastern Fleet, namely INS Shakti, INS Satpura, INS Ranjit and INS Kirch, visited Manila for a goodwill visit from 12 to 16 June 2013. The participation of officers of the armed forces of both countries in various specialized training courses in the countries of the other country has intensified, as have visits by delegations from the National Defence College (NDC), including the first-ever visit of the Philippine NDC to India. A delegation from the College of Defence Management of India visited the Philippines from 23 to 31 October 2015; A delegation from the Army High Command Course of India visited the Philippines from 10 to 14 November 2014.

Five years after India`s independence in 1947, the Philippines and India signed a treaty of friendship on July 11, 1952 in Manila[6] to strengthen friendly relations between the two countries. Soon after, the Philippine Embassy was founded in New Delhi and then erected as an embassy. [7] According to the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, trade between India and the Philippines is close to $1.6 billion. [11] Economic relations have gradually developed over the years. Despite the impact of the India-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement on merchandise trade, trade between India and the Philippines has so far been close to $1.981 billion in 2016-2017. In 2016-17, Indian exports amounted to US$1487 million and imports to US$494 million. However, a number of growth drivers point to significant and sustainable growth in trade and investment and investment in both directions, supported by the conclusion of the India-ASEAN agreements on trade in services and investment. . . .