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Colombian ambassador bats for enhanced space cooperation

The Times of India logo The Times of India 28-06-2022 Chethan Kumar

BENGALURU: Mariana Pacheco, ambassador of the Colombian Republic to India on Tuesday visited the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) headquarters and had a brief meeting with Somanath S, chairman, Isro.

“While expressing satisfaction over the ongoing space cooperation under the India-Colombia memorandum of understanding signed in September 2021, Pacheco indicated Colombia’s interest in getting India’s support for harnessing the benefits of space technology for national development,” an Isro statement issued here read.

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Somanath, it added, conveyed Isro’s readiness in offering all possible support in capacity building through training of officials of user ministries in Colombia and building the required infrastructure to use satellite data for various applications.

“Building and launching of satellites for Colombia through Indian space entities and reception of satellite data in Colombia for real-time applications were also discussed as potential areas of collaboration,” the note read.

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