India and Portugal Sign a Historical agreement to promote Cooperation in The Field of Archives

Posted on:21 Jun 2017 10:04:25
India and Portugal Sign a Historical agreement to promote Cooperation in The Field of Archives
21 June 2017 Current Affairs:

  • India and Portugal signed a protocol of cooperation in the field of archives.

  • As a part of the Cooperation, the Torre do Tombo (National Archives of Portugal) has handed over digital copies of 62 volumes of the collection known as ‘Moncoes do Reino’ (Monsoon correspondence) to the National Archives of India.

  • These volumes serve as the most important primary source for the study of the Portuguese expansion in Asia and their trade rivalries with the Arabs and European powers as well as their relations with neighboring Kings in South Asia and East Asia.


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