India-Qatar Investment and Trade Relations

India and Qatar have strengthened their investment relationship by holding the inaugural meeting of the Joint Task Force on Investment (JTFI) in New Delhi on June 6, focusing on collaboration in infrastructure, energy, technology, and innovation. This initiative aims to attract Qatari investments into India, with Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) having already invested significantly across various Indian sectors. Bilateral trade reached $18.77 billion in 2022-23, with Qatar’s exports to India mainly comprising LNG and petrochemicals, while India’s exports included cereals and machinery. The collaboration underscores the importance of economic diversification and strategic partnerships to boost mutual growth.