The High Contracting Parties solemnly proclaim that lasting peace and friendship prevail between the two countries and their peoples. Each party respects the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the other party and refrains from intervening in the internal affairs of the other party. The senior contracting parties develop and strengthen the relationship between the two principles as well as the relationships of equality and mutual interest. Where appropriate, the senior contracting parties will, through the conclusion of non-autonomous agreements, create the commonalities of coordination that may be necessary for the implementation of the provisions of Articles 2 to 8 of this agreement. Article III lists areas where cooperation and understanding should be facilitated, including ”political, economic, industrial relations, human rights, legal, scientific, technological, social, cultural, professional, sporting and environmental relations” drawing on strong historical ties between two states, traditions of friendly communication, friendship and interaction of the population, with the aim of consolidating general peace and international cooperation. , the Republic of India respects the union of Socialist Republics` peace policy, which aims to strengthen friendship. Cooperation with all nations. Since the early 2000s, friendship in international relations has been the subject of further analysis. While the terminology of friendship had always been used in Discous and diplomacy, the analysis of friendship in international relations was seen as a mere synonym for good relations. In 2007, Felix Berenskoetter called for the integration of friendship analysis into international relations and, since then, a modest literature has been formed around the concept.   The High Parties attach great importance to economic, scientific and technological cooperation among themselves and will continue to consolidate and develop their cooperation by strengthening comprehensive and mutually beneficial cooperation in these areas, by cleaning up trade, transport and communication between them on the basis of the principles of equality, mutual interest and the most favoured nation. , subject to existing agreements and special agreements with neighbouring countries in the Indo-Soviet trade agreement of 26 December.