In India to grace the Republic Day event as chief guest, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa held crucial talks to develop strategic relationship between two countries.
The two countries went on to seal three year strategic programme to further boost cooperation in number of key areas.
In his media statement, PM Modi said both sides discussed all aspects of the bilateral ties with an aim to further expand cooperation in diverse areas.
Ramaphosa said his country was looking at a “result oriented” partnership with India through implementation of the three-year strategic exchange programme.
The strategic programme will cover cooperation in a range of areas including defence and security, trade and investment, the blue economy,
tourism, IT and agriculture.
It was the fourth meeting between PM Modi and Mr Ramaphosa within a year.