August 2016 \ Cover Story \ Cover: Diplomatic Interview
“Our priority today is Make in India”

Interview with Dr Igor Polikha Ambassador of Ukraine in India

  • NEW ENERGY: H.E. Dr Igor Polikha, Ambassador of Ukraine to India, is trying to reenergize ties between the two nations

In recent times Ukraine-India relations have been officially raised to a comprehensive partnership level. In 2014-2015, due to various reasons, there was a pause in bilateral contacts at the highest levels. Today, both countries are geared up to reinvigorate bilateral activities. Jointly there’ve been visible achievements. H.E. Dr Igor Polikha, Ambassador of Ukraine to India, takes us through the recent developments as he responds to questions from Sayantan Chakravarty, Editor and Publisher, India Empire Publications

Ukraine and India enjoy warm and cordial relations over a long period of time. Please talk us through this…

It’s really so. Moreover their history started much before 1992 when two states established diplomatic relations. For example, boys and girls from India came to Ukraine for the first time to get higher education as far back as in 1957. As a first year student I remember a visit to Kyiv in 1982 by Mrs. Indira Gandhi and the pompous official and cultural programme arranged in her honour.