In order to leverage the collective cooperative action by states to address common challenges collaboratively, India fosters numerous regional and multilateral engagements and partnerships in the fields of Science and Technology. These engagements are done through cooperation frameworks at inter-governmental level with a view to make positive contributions for gainful consequences and spin offs for:
i. Enlarging India's pursuit of influence in global arena/platforms and mainstreaming Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) into international diplomacy and foreign relations;
ii. Showcasing and projecting India's scientific excellence in the global research landscape;
iii. Using foreign alliances and partnerships to accelerate key priorities and programs devoted to strengthening India's national science and technology (S&T)/ Research and Development (R&D) competencies-capabilities-access to technologies in synergies with national flagship program including skill India, Digital India, Make in India, Swatch Bharat, Swasthya Bharat, Start-up India etc.
India collaborates closely with major groups of countries through multilateral cooperation.
Countries: Thailand, Indonesia, Viet Nam, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Myanmar, Cambodia, Lao People's Republic, Brunei Darussalam
Countries: India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand
Countries: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, European Commission, France, Germany, India, Japan, Norway, South Africa, UK, and USA
Countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa
Countries: Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, United Kingdom
Countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea-(ROK), Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, European Union (EU)
Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka