The stamps, which were issued on Sept. 12, depict India’s national emblem, “Lion Capital,” as well as Belarus’ national emblem, which depicts the ribbon of the country’s national flag, a map of Belarus, wheat ears and a red star.
Special cancellations on were applied to first-day covers at the Minsk post office in Belarus as well as in New Delhi, India, on the day of issue.
Design: Tatyana Kuznetsova
Printing: offset lithography
Colour: full colour
Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed
Perforation: comb 12
Size of the stamp: 40 mm by 28 mm
Sheet composition: Six stamps (three by two) and one coupon
Size of the sheet: 132 mm by 105 mm
Print run: 60,000 stamps
Diplomatic relations between Belarus and India began on April 17, 1992. In recent years, the countries’ economic co-operation has developed into an important foreign policy between both nations. Some areas of co-operation include the fields of energy, engineering, information technology as well as pharmaceutical and food industries.