Israel inks deal with India to boost scientific and technological collaboration



Israeli Science, Technology and Space Minister Ofir Akunis. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to Israeli Science, Technology and Space Minister Ofir Akunis, who is on a state visit to New Delhi, met Tuesday with his Indian counterpart Harsh Vardhan.

The ministers signed a scientific collaboration agreement between Israel and India under which each country will appropriate $1 million for joint research ventures in 2017. Additionally, the nations will promote joint projects by young scientists and seek to empower female scientists.

"We are expanding our cooperation in many fields, including science, technology, and innovation," Akunis said at the agreement’s signing ceremony in New Delhi.

Vardhan said India has much to learn from Israel, which he called “a relatively small country with significant capabilities.”

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin visited India in November to boost ties between Jerusalem and New Delhi.

Posted on December 7, 2016 .