Tuesday, September 11, 2007

NEWSFLASH : Royal Aeronautical Society of UK to open office in Bangalore

Bangalore, Sept 01: UK-based Royal Aeronautical Society (RAS) has chosen Bangalore to establish its first branch office in the country, said a top official of the Aeronautical Society of India.


"The Bangalore branch of RAS which will be its first in India, will be established soon,'' said V Thulasidas, President of the Aeronautical Society of India and CMD National Aviation Company of India (NACIL) after signing an MoU between ASI and RAS here on Saturday. More RAS branches would be established throughout India later, he said.


David Marshall, President of the Royal Aeronautical Society UK said with this pact ASI becomes a corporate partner of RAS and vice-versa. RAS has 25 specialist groups in all spheres of Aeronautical and Space Sciences, he said, adding that the MoU env isages exchange of technical and other information relevant to these two areas. The agreement would entail sponsoring joint scientific activities including conferences and workshops and also holding of at least two joint events in India annually for which role of each society would be defined, he said.


Under the MoU, the two societies will exchange their respective journals and magazines and encourage their members to publish research papers in their respective publications.



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