India and Switzerland have had cordial and friendly relations since India’s Independence, based on shared values of democracy and rule of law. India’s policy of non-alignment and Switzerland’s traditional policy of neutrality led to a close understanding between the two countries. Switzerland established diplomatic relations with India soon after Independence. A Treaty of Friendship between India and Switzerland was signed at New Delhi on August 14, 1948; one of the first such treaties to be signed by independent India and an important milestone in Indo-Swiss relations. In 2018, India and Switzerland celebrate the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Friendship.
by Mrs. Meenakshi Sharma