Monday, June 11, 2012 -
India will introduce an e-network of education and medicine in Central Asia when a top Indian official visits the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek later this week.
The visit of India’s Minister of State for the Ministry of External Affairs E. Ahamed will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) reported Monday.
The project builds on an already successful venture in Africa, and 47 countries have already signed up to be part of the tele-education and tele-medicine venture.
The e-network provides quality education across the African continent from some of India’s top institutions. The medical component of the network allows African doctors to consult with their Indian doctors in a variety of specializations.
The visit of the Indian official will also see the introduction of India’s new Central Asian policy. India has been interested in increasing its involvement in its northern neighbors, stepping up trade relations with Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan most recently.