The Government of India has engaged in Twin/Sister agreements between Indian states and cities with those in partner nations as an efficient tool to bolster cultural and diplomatic ties, as well as trade and investment relations. The initiative, which traces its origin back several decades, has gained momentum under the current central government. Such arrangements have allowed for seamless exchange of resources and expertise between foreign partner nations, benefits of which have reached the broader masses. As the world gets more integrated, owing to technological innovations as well as increasingly similar developmental challenges, such twinning agreements will go a long way in finding effective solutions and unlocking new opportunities.
Below mentioned are the key twinning and sister agreements between Indian states and cities and those in foreign partner nations over the past decade.