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Diplomatic relations were established on 10 May 1984.

The High Commissioner of Brunei Darussalam to India is His Excellency Dato Paduka Hj Sidek Ali while the High Commissioner of India to Brunei Darussalam is Her Excellency Nagma Mohamed Mallick.

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam visited India in 1992 (State Visit), 2008 (State Visit) and 2012 (ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit). PM Manmohan Singh attended the ASEAN-India Summit in Brunei Darussalam (October 2013).

The Bilateral Joint Committee Meeting between Brunei Darussalam and India was set up following discussions between officials of Brunei Darussalam and India on 24 February 1995. The Joint Committee is intended to promote closer bilateral cooperation between both countries. The scope of cooperation between the two countries covers areas in trade, investment, civil aviation, health, education etc.

Brunei Darussalam and India signed the following MOUs/Agreements:

  • MOU on Health Cooperation (2 February 2016);
  • MOU on Defence Cooperation (2 February 2016).
  • MOU on Cooperation in Youth and Sports Affairs (2 February 2016);
  • MOU on the Establishment of Nalanda University (10 October 2013);
  • MOU on the Establishment of a Joint Trade Committee (22 May 2008);
  • Agreement on the Reciprocal Promotion and Protection of Investments (22 May 2008);
  • Air Services Agreement (6 November 1995) 
  • MOU on Air Services Cooperation (9 January 1995)

The following are Brunei Darussalam's trade statistics on imports and exports with India:

Year Imports (B$ '000) Exports (B$ '000) Total Trade
2012 42, 594 1,444,546 1,487,140
2013 44,030 1,082,162 1,126,192
2014 59,107 1,220,299 1,279,406
2015 51,422 789,241 840,663
2016 54,717 629,874 684,591


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