By – Aditi Gupta

This will be PM Modi’s first bilateral trip to Austria following his third consecutive term as prime minister. The fact that Narendra Modi will be visiting Vienna as the second prime minister after the then-prime minister Indira Gandhi in 1983 is noteworthy.

In terms of diplomacy, the second week of July will be crucial. On July 3 and 4, Astana will host the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting. The country’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, will be set to embark on a two-nation tour from July 8 to 10. He will travel to Austria and Russia at this time. This is going to be his first bilateral visit since he became prime minister three times in a row.

According to sources within the Foreign Ministry, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Vienna following his bilateral talks with Vladimir Putin in Russia at the end of next month. After more than 41 years, Narendra Modi will be the second prime minister to visit Austria in Central Europe. Indira Gandhi has already traveled to Vienna, Austria in 1983. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be joined on this visit by Foreign Minister Jaishankar. The 60th anniversary of the foundation of bilateral relations between Austria and India is now being celebrated, according to India’s ambassador to Austria, Shambhu Kumaran. Through this visit, the two nations’ bilateral ties in the high-tech and startup sectors would be strengthened.

It had been 23 years since an Indian foreign minister went to Austria, when External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar made the trip earlier this year. On July 10, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will go for a one-day trip to Vienna. Following the July 8–9 summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer will meet with Prime Minister Modi. Discussions about expanding bilateral commerce, investment, and partnerships in the areas of technology, energy, electronics, mobility, and technology in both nations will take place during this time. Additionally, the potential for strengthening the Bengaluru-based India-Austria Startup Bridge will be taken into account. In Austria, there are 35 Indian technology companies at the moment. In this method, attempts will also be made to construct

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