On 4 February, a delegation of north-western Russian universities arrived in India to deepen ties and expand cooperation with research and analytical institutes of the Republic of India in high latitudes. The delegation will stay in India until 10 February.
The purpose of the visit is to develop and support international cooperation between Russia and India in the European part of the Russian Arctic to promote the scientific, educational and cultural potential of Russian universities abroad and to strengthen friendship, mutual understanding and cooperation between nations.
During the visit, expert meetings and thematic sessions will be held at the Observer Research Foundation think-tank, the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, the National Maritime Foundation think-tank, the Indian Council of World Affairs, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India’s Science and Geopolitics of Arctic and Antarctic (SaGAA) think-tank, and others. Representatives of the above-mentioned institutions express their intention to develop and strengthen Russian-Indian cooperation in the Arctic through problem-oriented project activities, joint research and educational initiatives in the region.
The impetus for the development of new areas of cooperation came from the findings of a previous scientific and expert event, conducted in June 2023. The event, supported by the Gorchakov Fund, was devoted to the problems and prospects for business, educational and scientific exchanges between Russia and India in the European part of the Russian Arctic.
The event is held under the auspices and with the support of the North European Open Science and Education Consortium.