Embassy Media Releases

  • Switzerland and India enhance their cooperation in vocational and professional education and training, June 22, 2016

    State Secretary Mauro Dell’Ambrogio and India’s Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, signed a Memorandum of Understanding today in Winterthur to establish formal cooperation in the fields of skills development and vocational and professional education and training.

  • State Secretary Jacques de Watteville in New Delhi for talks, June 15, 2016

    Swiss State Secretary for International Financial Matters, Jacques de Watteville, met his counterparts, Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia, and the Secretary of the Department of Economic Affairs, Shaktikanta Das. They discussed bilateral and multilateral tax and financial issues. A joint statement was signed on this occasion.

  • President Schneider-Ammann meets Indian Prime Minister Modi, June 06, 2016

    President Johann N. Schneider-Ammann welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Geneva for an official meeting on Monday, 6 June. Top of the agenda in view of the negotiations on a free trade agreement between the EFTA member states and India were economic and trade issues, and cooperation between Switzerland and India in international forums and on education, research and innovation. After the meeting, a round table with Swiss business leaders was held.

  • Press Release Swiss Ambassador's Award 2016 (March 17)

    The Swiss Ambassador’s Award (SAA) has been recognizing individuals who have stood out for their exceptional role in the society and industry or have contributed to the promotion of Indo-Swiss bilateral relations. This year, not one but three companies have been chosen for this award in segments viz., skill training, innovation and R&D. The Swiss Ambassador’s award was conferred upon Flisom AG, Jivana Vitality India Pvt. Ltd. and Rieter India Pvt. Ltd. at a ceremony in New Delhi on March 17, 2016.
     
  • Joint declaration on world day against the Death Penalty, October 10, 2015

  • Press release Swiss Ambassador’s Award 2014 for inspirational and socially responsible leadership

    Swiss Ambassador’s Award recognizes individuals who have contributed to the promotion of Indo-Swiss bilateral relations or have stood out for their exceptional role in the society and industry. Mr. Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro Ltd. was honoured with the ‘Swiss Ambassador’s Award for inspirational and socially responsible leadership’ on December 03, 2014 at an event organised in Mumbai.

  • Press Release Swiss support to India for developing guidelines for energy efficient residential buildings lauded (PDF, 2 Pages, 222.2 kB, English)

    For the first time, the Government of India has launched guidelines for the design of energy efficient residential buildings. The guidelines contain 15 recommendations for minimizing the use of energy in residential buildings in the composite and hot-dry climatic regions of India

  • Press Release YSADE finnisage (435 Kb, pdf)

    The Embassy of Switzerland announces the concluding events of the “Year of Swiss Architecture, Design and Engineering in India 2013-14”. Launched in July 2013, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Embassy building in New Delhi, the year witnessed three major exhibitions on architecture (displayed in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Chandigarh), lectures by several experts from Switzerland and India, a symposium, as well as the opening of the Embassy and the residence for public visits.
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  • Press Release SAM exhibition in New Delhi (229 Kb, pdf)

    In the framework of “Year of Swiss Architecture, Design and Engineering in India 2013-14”, Embassy of Switzerland in partnership with the National Institute of Design (Ahmedabad) and Studio X (Mumbai), with the support of Pro Helvetia – The Swiss Arts Council presents the exhibition “Building images: Photography focusing on Swiss architecture’, featuring 25 years of Swiss architecture through photography, curated by Hubertus Adam and Elena Kossovkaja from the Swiss Architecture Museum Basel.
     
  • Press release symposium.pdf (106 Kb, pdf)

    In the framework of the ‘Year of Swiss Architecture, Design and Engineering in India 2013-2014’, a symposium on various aspects of architecture, design and engineering, titled ‘Constructing the future’, will be organised in New Delhi from November 13-15, 2013.
     
  • Mr. R.V. Kanoria receives Swiss Ambassador’s Award 2013 for leadership and business ethics (140 Kb, pdf)

    Swiss Ambassador Dr. Linus von Castelmur honoured Mr. R.V. Kanoria, Chairman & Managing Director of Kanoria Chemicals & Industries Ltd. with ‘Swiss Ambassador’s Award for leadership and business ethics’ on October 17, 2013 at an event organised at the Embassy of Switzerland in New Delhi.
     
  • Press release (101 Kb, pdf)

    To commemorate fifty years of the Swiss Embassy building in New Delhi, the Embassy of Switzerland has planned events in the field of architecture, design and engineering that will highlight Swiss achievements in these areas that are also of growing relevance in the Indian context.
     
  • Swiss Ambassador's Award for Exceptional Innovation, November 29, 2012 (143 Kb, pdf)

    Swiss Ambassador Dr. Linus von Castelmur honoured Mr. Glenn Saldanha, Chairman & Managing Director, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited with ‘Swiss Ambassador’s Award for Exceptional Innovation’ for his outstanding innovation-driven leadership on November 29, 2012 at an event organised at the Embassy of Switzerland in New Delhi.
     
  • Media Release: “Al Temp Al Passa”  (374 Kb, pdf)

    On occasion of the XIIth Edition of the Italian Language Week in the World the Embassy of Switzerland in India has invited the versatile duo Marco Zappa and Renate Stavrakakis for a concert in New Delhi and Jaipur.
     
  • Visit of Federal Councillor Alain Berset to India (81 Kb, pdf)

    The Head of the Swiss Federal Department of Home Affairs, Federal Councillor Alain Berset, travels to India on 1 October for a 3-day visit and will hold talks in Delhi with the Indian Minister of Health and Family Welfare, the Minister of Culture and the Minister of Science and Technology.
     
  • Press Release: “Tribute to Edith Piaf” by Swiss theatre artist Nathalie Mentha (151 Kb, pdf)

    Swiss theatre artist Nathalie Mentha presents in New Delhi on March 23, 2012 a tribute to the French singing star Edith Piaf of the 20th Century. The theatre show that has an English narrative presents highlights of songs of Edith Piaf in French.
     
  • Press Release: Concert- 'Swiss Strings with Indian flute' (129 Kb, pdf)

    The Embassy of Switzerland presents a concert by Nicolas Senn (Hackbrett (Engl.: hammered dulcimer) in a musical dialogue with Pandit Ajay Prasanna on the flute on March 20, 2012.
     
  • Press Release: Switzerland to open 10 regional Visa Application Centres across India (113 Kb, pdf)

    March 01, 2012: Switzerland and VFS Global have partnered to open branches of Swiss Visa Application Centres (VACs) in 10 cities across India, in addition to the existing VACs in New Delhi and Mumbai. Residents of Chandigarh, Kolkata, Jalandhar, Cochin, Chennai, Pondicherry, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Pune and Hyderabad will soon be able to avail of the services of satellite Visa Application Centres in their cities while applying for visa to travel to Switzerland. The partnership will be established as a pilot project and is limited to two years.
     
  • Press Statement following unsubstantiated media reports on Swiss Banking (35 Kb, pdf)

    Press Statement by the Embassy of Switzerland in New Delhi in view of unsubstantiated media reports that have been recently published about Switzerland and Swiss Banks.
     
  • India and Switzerland Sign MOU for Mutual Cooperation on Local Governance (38 Kb, pdf) (PDF, 170 Pages, 39.1 kB)

    Swiss Ambassador Mr. Philippe Welti and Ms. Kiran Dhingra, Secretary, Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of Republic of India signed a MoU for mutual cooperation on local governance on 12th December 2011. The MoU aims at establishing projects to encourage transference of competence between India and Switzerland for strengthening local self-governance, focusing on areas relating to e-governance, local governments performance appraisal, public service delivery through local bodies, solution sharing and mobilization of resources.
     
  • India and Switzerland Sign MoU for a Joint Project on Building Energy Efficiency in India (36 Kb, pdf)

    Swiss Ambassador Mr. Philippe Welti and Mr. Devinder Singh, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India signed an MoU for a joint project on building energy efficiency in India, in the presence of Mr. P Umashanker, Secretary, Ministry of Power at Delhi on November 08, 2011. The MoU which is for a period of 5 years, aims at reducing energy consumption in new buildings in India. The specific objective of the initiative is to build capacities and knowledge of builders, architects, engineers, labs, institutions and others, in the area of building energy efficiency in India by utilizing Swiss experience and expertise, and by following a multi-stakeholders cooperation process.
     
  • Swiss Ambassador's Award for Exceptional Leadership, October 16, 2011 (184 Kb, pdf)

    Swiss Ambassador’s Award conceptualized in the year 2010 recognizes individuals who have contributed to the promotion of Indo-Swiss bilateral relations or have stood out for their exceptional role in the society and industry. Mr. Ratan Tata was honoured with ‘Swiss Ambassador’s Award for Exceptional Leadership’ on October 16, 2011
     
  • Musica Fiorita (119 Kb, pdf)

    On occasion of the XIth Edition of the Italian Language Week in the World the Embassy of Switzerland, the Indian Council of Cultural Relations in collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, New Delhi presents a four city tour of the Musica Fiorita, baroque music ensemble from Switzerland.