Saskatchewan's efforts to rebuild a strong working relationship with India seems to be paying off.

This week, the province announced that India will provide full diplomatic accreditation for the Managing Director of the Saskatchewan India office.  

Saskatchewan opened a trade and investment office in New Delhi in 2020 and has seen a strong trading relationship.

Last fall, 41 Canadian diplomatic staff, including the province's representative, were required to leave the country after diplomatic relations between Canada and India deteriorated.

In 2023, total Canadian exports to India were valued at $5.1 billion - more than $1.3 billion worth of product coming directly from Saskatchewan,  with $700 million of that tied to agri-food exports.

For the first two months of 2024, Saskatchewan's exports to India have increased by  600 per cent, year-over-year.
The province's top five exports to India are lentils, potash, wood pulp, peas and non-durum wheat.