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The Indian ambassador, Mr. Ashok Das, visited the University of Akureyri the March 17th to meet institutions and specialists who are involved in Arctic related activities. Mr. Das introduced India's interests in sending scientists to Iceland to be trained in glaciology. The glaciers in India are located high up in the Himalaya and are not suitable training grounds due to difficault and dangerous environment. While glaciers in Iceland are more accessable. Mr. Das also expressed India's interest in the Arctic region and said that India can be a suitable partner in developing the region in issues related to technology and IT services.

Source: University of Akureyri