The emergence of friendship between
The two nations had a first commercial contact in 1851 when Salomon and Johann Georg Volkart simultaneously founded their company Volkart Brothers in Bombay and Winterthur. They reacted to the increasing demand in
Furthermore, Mahatma Gandhi came to Switzerland in 1931 after having attended the Round Table Conference in London. He spent five days in Switzerland to meet his friend Romain Rolland.
Swiss development cooperation with India started 50 years ago. The first project of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (
In the following parts you will find more about the continuation, evolution and deepening of this Indo-Swiss friendship.