India has been cutting back on trade with North Korea but has maintained diplomatic links. The new restrictions are mainly on "new or used vessels", food and farm products, electrical equipment and wood, the govt said in a statement

NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday imposed fresh restrictions on trade with North Korea in line with the restrictions imposed by the United Nations, Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said. 

As per a notification of the DGFT in the commerce ministry, "Supply, Sale, Transfer or Export" of crude oil will be subjected to the restrictions imposed by the UN Security Council (UNSC).

The trade restrictions on helicopters has now also been extended to new or used vessels.

North Korea is facing sanctions for pursuing its nuclear programme from the UN and the US.

New restrictions have been imposed on import of food and agricultural products, electrical equipment and stone, among others from North Korea.

In October last year, the DGFT had imposed restrictions on trade in condensates and natural gas liquids, refined petroleum products.

The bilateral trade between India and North Korea declined to $133.43 million in 2016-17 from $198.78 million in the previous fiscal.