To promote bilateral cooperation with other countries, government has continued International Cooperation Scheme in the 12th Year Plan with an outlay of Rs. 24 crores.
BJP government finalised Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on MSME corporations with Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) nations to share best practices & innovation in January, 2017. It is yet to sign the MoU.
Since BJP has continued only the previous scheme & no other international linkages have been operational, the progress has been categorized as inadequate.