Germany can soon be one of India’s top trade partners
Ties between India and Germany have been strengthening over the years but there is still vast scope in varied spheres including business for both countries to collaborate for mutual gains
There’s a lot that unites India and Germany. Both are leading democracies and share a passion for liberal thought, ingenuity and social inclusivity. The land of Beethoven, Karl Marx, Nietzsche and Schopenhauer stands out for its pursuit of excellence in automotive design, engineering, electronics, culture and the arts. Just as Indians are wowed by the open-air concerts, exhibitions, architecture and heritage walks of Germany, Bollywood is among India’s biggest cultural exports to the EU country. Traditional healing practices appeal to people in both countries. Germany and India have pacts to promote ayurveda, yoga and naturopathy, unani, siddha and homoeopathy (Ayush). According to a study by market research institute Gesellschaft für Konsumforschung, there are over 3 million yoga practitioners in Germany.