Modi’s Sweden trip highlights India’s interest in North
There is growing awareness of Sweden in India, but the Nordic countries are still an unexplored area for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Stockholm on Monday evening.
Dr. Henrik Chetan Aspengren at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs says Indian politicians are aware of Swedish companies and brands, but what is new is how many Indians are working in Sweden, with job visas rising sharply. And they could play a crucial role in the future relations between the two countries.
Related stories from around the North:
Canada: Japan looks to Canada to keep an eye on China’s Arctic ambitions: expert, Radio Canada International
China: It’s official: China releases its first Arctic Policy, Cryopolitics blog
India: From the south, keen interest in the Arctic and the Arctic Council, Alaska Dispatch News
Norway: Can Barents region become a superhub on China’s Arctic Silk Road?, The Independent Barents Observer
Russia: Russian Arctic natural gas comes to India, The Independent Barents Observer
Sweden: Sweden welcomes surge of Chinese visitors, Radio Sweden
United States: Big questions emerge over $43 billion gas-export deal between Alaska and China, Alaska Dispatch News