On September, 30, 2013, in the conference hall of
Russian-Indian Scientific and Technological Centre there was held a
meeting with the Indian delegation that had arrived in Moscow to
participate in the VI session of the Russian-Indian Workgroup of the
The delegation included:
Doctor Arabinda Mitra, Director of the International Cooperation
Division of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of
Doctor Sanjeev Varshini, leading researcher of the Division;
Doctor Dameracharla Srinivasa Rao, coordinator of RISTC Delhi Unit.
There was a very reasonable friendly discussion of jointly executed
work. Both parties noted that high results had been achieved. Both
perspective directions and ways improve efficiency of joint activity
were discussed. There were prepared questions for discussion during
the session of the Working Group.
According to the coordinated program of Delhi Unit representative’s
visit to Moscow, on October, 1, Doctor D.S. Rao, coordinator
of RISTC Delhi Unit, and L.I. Kornaukhova, Deputy General Director
of RISTC Moscow Unit, visited the office of Liotech Company.
Liotech Company is a joint venture of OJSC RUSNANO and the
international holding THUNDER SKY. Liotech produces modern
high-capacity lithium-ion batteries that provide safe for the
environment electric transport, energy conservation and energy
security. Among the participants of the meeting on the part of
Liotech there were: General director A.A. Surkov, Deputy General
director V. Kononenko and Executive director O. Veshchunov. In the
course of the negotiations D.S. Rao handed Mr. Veshchunov a list of
questions made by Delhi Unit experts. Mr. Veshchunov promised to
prepare and send the answers as well as a presentation of Liotech
and to formulate a partnership proposal, including in sphere of
joint production of solar power accumulator.
On October, 2, in the Ministry of Education and Science of
the Russian federation there was held the VI session of the Working
Group on Scientific and Technological Cooperation of the
Intergovernmental Commission on Trade & Economic, Scientific &
Technological and Cultural Cooperation. The representatives of both
RISTC Units made reports about joint activity. As it is written in
the Protocol (article 4) ”Working Group expressed satisfaction with
close interaction between two RISTC Units” and recommended that
RISTC should establish an Internet informational database on
different areas of cooperation for informational support of the
Russian-Indian Scientific and Technological cooperation for the
benefit of scientific and business communities of the two countries.
On October, 3, D.S. Rao and L.I. Kornaukhova visited OJSC
Moscow Radiotechnical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences. It
was the second meeting of representatives of the Russian and Indian
organizations that allowed to clarify interests and problems on both
sides. There was reached the agreement on the organization of
exhibition-cum-workshop in India with general program,
demonstrations and determination of the format of joint localization
of MRTI RAS developments to use them in India.
On October, 4, there were held the cooperation negotiations in OJSC
”Science and Production Centre "SAPSAN”, an enterprise that is a
part of RUSELECTRONICS concern, a part of ROSTEC state corporation.
The representatives of RISTC Units were received by Aleksandr I.
Svetlanov, OJSC SPC "SAPSAN” General Director. Among other
participants of the negotiations there were A.M. Orel, SPC "SAPSAN”
First Deputy General director, V.A. Yatskevich, Deputy General
director, and V.D. Dmitriev.
A.I. Svetlanov told about the operation of "SAPSAN” enterprise, its
production tasks, innovative projects that are implemented within
the enterprise, their significance. He also emphasized the
importance of cooperation between OJSC SPC "SAPSAN” and the Indian
side. A.I. Svetlanov expressed confidence that the combination of
intellectual and production possibilities of the Russian and Indian
enterprises based on partnership and mutually beneficial cooperation
would meet the main strategy goals of development of the two
V.A. Yatskevich introduced the participants to three projects that
are implemented within SPC "SAPSAN" and that may be of interest to
the Indian side. There were presented the following projects: a
project on the radio navigation system with the use of the combined
resources – satellite receivers GLONASS/GPS, local and inertial
navigation receivers, a project "Automated Earthquake and Tsunami
Warning System”, a project on alternative energetics "Generation and
Research of Nanostructured Composite Materials that Provide Release
of Internal Energy of Matter under the Electromagnetical and
Mechanical Influence”. The special focus was on the production of
heat generators for industry, community facilities and agricultural
sector, as well as engines for vehicles; usage in mining industry,
geologic exploration during well drilling, etc. There was emphasized
the necessity of consolidation of scientific researches in the
direction, in particular there was proposed to consider the
possibility of joint continuation of the research work with the
perspective of creating the Russian-Indian scientific community.
As a result of the meeting there was signed "Memorandum of
understanding on cooperation between OJSC SPC "SAPSAN”,
Russian-Indian Scientific and Technological Centre and Indo-Russian
Scientific and Technical Centre”.
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