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India, Canada MoU on scientific cooperation gets Cabinet nod

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Cabinet today cleared a pact between and to enhance cooperation in the field of science and technology, ahead of the expected visit of Canadian to

The MoU will foster scientific cooperation between Research and Development and academic institutions of and

"An innovative model of R&D cooperation between and will be implemented under a MoU concluded by the with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada," a statement said.

The MoU comes ahead of Trudeau's India visit which is likely to take place in the first quarter of this year.

Under this MoU, the India-Canada Centre for Innovative Multidisciplinary Partnership to Accelerate Community Transformation and Sustainability (IC-IMPACTS) programme will be supported to promote India-Canada multidisciplinary research partnerships.

The participants will include researchers from scientific organisations, academia and R&D laboratories from India and Canada.

This will help to develop and support the establishment of connections between scientific organisations, scientists and specialists of India and Canada, the statement said.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 21:40 IST