Newsletter: India-Sweden Strategic Compass Vol. 2, No. 5, September-October 2023
November 17, 2023: The Stockholm Center for South Asian and Indo-Pacific Affairs publishes a bi-monthly newsletter, the ‘India-Sweden Strategic Compass’. The newsletter focuses on current affairs, highlighting Sweden and India relations, India-Nordic relations, EU-India relations, domestic developments in India, and relevant international updates.
India-Sweden ties have continued to prosper this year as the two states celebrated 75 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations with increased interactions and visits by high-level officials from both sides. The Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar’s visit to Sweden earlier this year set the ball rolling for elevated discussions, including in AI, digital transformation, climate action, accelerated investments, access to business opportunities, and Indo-Pacific affairs. For Sweden, the visits by State Secretary for Foreign Trade Håkan Jevrell twice in a year highlighted the growing trajectory of India’s relations with Europe in general (as exemplified by increased interactions with Nordic states, as well as PM Modi’s
successful visits to France and Greece earlier this year), and Sweden in particular.