New Delhi, 12 February 1975
The Government of the Republic of INDIA
The Government of the Socialist Federal Republic of YUGOSLAVIA,
CONSIDERING that development of scientific and technical relations shall be of mutual benefit to both the countries,
DESIROUS of strengthening cooperation between the two countries, particularly in the fields of science and technology, and
CONSIDERING further that such cooperation will promote the development of existing friendly relations between the Republic of India
and the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
HAVE AGREED as follows :
The Contracting Parties hereby agree to promote development of cooperation in the fields of science and technology between the two
countries on the basis of equality and mutual advantages, and, by mutual consent, to define various areas in which such cooperation
is desirable, taking into account the experience which their scientists and specialists have gained and the possibilities available.
Cooperation between the Contracting Parties in the fields of Science and Technology may be effected by means of
(i) exchange of scientists, research workers, specialists, scholars, vocational training and specialization of experts,
(ii) exchange of scientific and technical information and documentation
(iii) organization of bilateral scientific and technical seminars and \ courses in problems of mutual interest to both the parties,
(iv) joint identification of scientific and technical problems, formulation and implementation of joint research programmes
which might lead to application of the results of such research in industry, agriculture and other fields, including exchange of
achieved experiences and know-how resulting therefrom.
1. The Contracting Parties shall promote cooperation between the respective organizations, enterprises and scientific institutions
concerned with science and technology in their respective countries with a view to concluding, if necessary, appropriate protocols
or contracts within the framework of this Agreement.
2. Protocols or Contracts, which shall be the basis for developing cooperation between organizations, enterprises and scientific
institutions of the two, Contracting Parties, shall be signed in accordance with the laws and regulations in force in the respective
countries. These protocols or contracts shall provide, inter-alia, for wherever necessary :
(i) recompense for licensing know-how or utilization of patents,
(ii) patents based on joint projects of research and development and conditions for their commercialisation by either party or jointly
by them in a third country,
(iii) conditions of introduction into production and realisation of output, and
(iv) financial terms and conditions.
1. The Contracting Parties agree that the delivery of the equipment required for joint research and for pilot plant studies instituted
in furtherance of this Agreement will be effected in the manner discussed and agreed upon by their respective organizations, enterprises
and scientific institutions in each individual case.
2. The delivery of equipment and apparatus from one country to another produced in the course of implementation of this Agreement
shall be effected in accordance with the terms of the existing trade agreement between them, if they do not agree to another way
of making these deliveries.
The Contracting Parties shall take steps to promote cooperation among scientific libraries, centres of scientific and technical information
and scientific institutions in the respective country for exchange of books, periodicals and bibliographies.
1. This Agreement shall be realised on the basis of implementation programmes signed periodically, but not less frequently than one
or two years. These implementation programmes shall specify the range, subject and forms of cooperation including financial terms
2. The implementation of this Agreement is entrusted to the Department of Science and Technology from the Indian side and to the
Federal Institute for International Scientific, Educational, Cultural and Technical Cooperation from the Yugoslavia side. These
institutions will be partners for conclusion and realization of the implementation programmes referred to in paragraph 1 of this
Each Contracting Party agrees not to divulge information obtained by it or its personnel under this Agreement to any third party without
the specific consent of the other party.
Expenses for travel of the scientists and specialists between the two countries shall be borne by the sending country, while the expenses
for accommodation and other expenses, such as pocket money, internal travel, medical facilities etc. shall be borne by the host country,
according to the terms mutually agreed upon between the Contracting Parties.
Within the limits of the standing regulations, the Contracting Parties shall secure to the citizens of each party, who stay on their
territories, all assistance and facilities in the fulfilment of the tasks they are entrusted with, according to the provisions of
This Agreement will supersede the earlier Agreement between the Contracting Parties on Scientific Technical Cooperation signed in
New Delhi on 2lst January 1960 and the Agreement on Scientific Cooperation between the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research,
India, and the Federal Council for the Coordination of Scientific Activities, Yugoslavia, signed in New Delhi on 1st March 1966.
This Agreement shall be subject to approval by the Contracting Parties in accordance with their respective Constitutional procedures
and shall come into force upon exchange of notes concerning such approval.
This Agreement shall remain in force for a period of five years and shall be automatically extended for a further period of five years
unless terminated by either Contracting Party by giving to the other a twelve months written notice of its intention to terminate
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the respective representatives of the two Governments have signed this Agreement.
DONE in duplicate in New Delhi on 12th February 1975 in the Hindi, Serbo-Croatian and English languages, all texts being equally authentic,
but in case of doubt the English text shall prevail.
On behalf of the Government of the Republic of India
Y. B. CHAVAN
Minister of External Affairs
On behalf of the Government of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia,
DR. ANTON VRATUSA
Vice-President of the
Federal Executive Council