Indian-Indonesian relations refers to the bilateral relations of India and Indonesia. The Indian-Indonesian relationship stretch back for almost two millennia. In 1950, the first President of Indonesia - Sukarno called upon the peoples of Indonesia and India to "intensify the cordial relations" that had existed between the two countries "for more than 1000 years" before they had been "disrupted" by colonial powers. Fifteen years later in Jakarta, government-inspired mobs were shouting: "Down with India, the servant of imperialists" and "Crush India, our enemy." Yet in the spring of 1966, the foreign ministers of both countries began speaking again of an era of friendly relations.
India had supported Indonesian independence and Nehru had raised the Indonesian question in the United Nations Security Council.
India has an embassy in Jakarta and Indonesia operates an embassy in Delhi. India regards Indonesia as a key member of ASEAN. Both nations had agreed to establish a strategic partnership.
According to a 2013 BBC World Service Poll, 51% of Indonesians view India's influence positively, with 21% expressing a negative view, one of the most favourable perceptions of India in the world.
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