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Royal Aeronautical Society to open office in Bangalore

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FRIENDSHIP FORMALISED: Aeronautical Society of India president and Air India managing director V. Thulsidas (left) exchanging copies of an MoU with Royal Aeronautical Society president David Marshall in Bangalore on Saturday.

BANGALORE: The Royal Aeronautical Society, U.K., will set up its first Indian branch in Bangalore, according to a top official of the Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI).

After signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between AeSI and the Royal Society here on Saturday, AeSI president and National Aviation Company of India chairman and managing director V. Thulasidas said the Royal Society branch office would come up soon and AeSI would extend it all support. Mr. Thulasidas said the society planned to open branches throughout India.

David Marshall, president of the Royal Aeronautical Society, said with this pact, AeSI had become a corporate partner of RAS and vice-versa.

Greater exchange

With 25 specialist groups in all spheres of aeronautical and space sciences, the Royal Society was geared for greater exchange of technical and other aeronautics-related expertise between the two organisations, he said. The agreement was expected to boost joint scientific activities, including conferences and workshops, by the two societies. On the agenda were at least two joint annual events to be held in the country. The role of each society would be defined later, Mr. Marshall said.

As part of the MoU, the two societies would exchange their respective journals and magazines and encourage their members to publish research papers in their respective publications.

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