18.10.2019 • President Sarkissian hosted Indian entrepreneurs and representatives of BEST University

President Armen Sarkissian hosted today the President of the Indian Trade and Commerce Organization Asif Iqbal and his delegation which comprised not only entrepreneurs but also representatives of the Indian BEST innovative University. President Sarkissian welcomed their visit to Armenia and the intention to develop cooperation with Armenia. The President of the Indian Trade and Commerce Organization said that he participated at the Armenian Summit of Minds last summer in Dilijan and following the appeal of President Sarkissian has decided to cooperate closely with Armenia. The guests informed the President of Armenia on the visit and the business conference to be held in its framework. They noted that were interested particularly in cooperation in the area of agriculture, including the exchange programs for the students specializing in the area. They also intend to discuss opportunities of cooperation with Tavush province. President...

26.09.2019 • Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan meets with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New York

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the margins of his working visit to New York. Greeting his Indian counterpart, Prime Minister Pashinyan said the two countries and nations boast deeply-rooted ties which contain great potential for developing bilateral relations. The head of the Armenian government assured of our country’s willingness to build strong bonds of partnership with India, noting that Armenia is prepared to make consistent efforts to tap the existing opportunities. The Indian Premier said he was pleased with his first meeting with the Armenian counterpart, which provided a good opportunity to discuss issues related to Armenian-Indian relations. Modi stressed that the strong ties of friendship between Armenia and India go far back in history, and India is keen to develop bilateral partnership. Pashinyan and Modi discussed the prospects of economic, political, cultural and...

24.08.2019 • YSMU is recognized as the Best Medical University Abroad for Indian Students

On August 24, Yerevan State Medical University after Mkhitar Heratsi has been recognized as the Best Medical University Abroad for Indian Students at the prestigious 2019 Global Choice Awards for Excellence in Education held at New Delhi’s Radisson Blu Hotel. The award was received by Dr. Daljeet Singh Chauhan, President of the YSMU Indian Alumni Association in the presence of Dr. Yervand Sahakyan, Vice-Rector for External Affairs and International Partnerships of YSMU.   Indian students have been studying at YSMU since 1987. As a result of extensive cooperation worldwide, numerous faculty and student exchange programs have been established with prestigious universities including Boston University, University of Massachusetts, Yale and Columbia University.    The University in its over ninety-nine years of existence has trained more than 30,000 doctors who are practising all over the world, thousands of whom are   successfully practising...

26.04.2019 • Armenia Day at Lancer International School

On April 26, the Lan cers   International School in Guru g ram, Haryana, jointly with the Indo-Armenian Friendship NGO  organized an event dedicated to Armenia , within the framework of its annual program called  "Community Project" . At the event, the students of the school briefly presented the history, culture and literature of the Armenian people, as well as the histor y of Armenian community in India. Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to India Armen Martirosyan and former Indian Ambassador to Armenia Achal Malhotra took part in the event and delivered welcome speeches . Ambassador Malhotra warmly recalled the years spent in Armenia, urging the pupils to continue their studies on Armenia. For this purpose, he donated to the school his recently launched book titled “ India-Armenia: So Far Yet So Close"  dedicated to the historical and cultural ties...

24.04.2019 • Conference on Armenian Genocide organized in New Delhi

On April 24, the Conference on the Armenian Genocide titled "Politics of Memory in Armenia” took place at New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). The conference was jointly organized by JNU’s School of International Studies and New Delhi’s Armenian Cultural Centre NGO on the occasion of the 104th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The University faculty members, professors, students, Indian intelligentsia, members of the Armenian community in New Delhi as well as the representatives of the Armenian Embassy in India participated at the event. The participants of the conference paid tribute to the memory of the victims of Armenian Genocide with a moment of silence . The Rector of the University Prof. Chintamani Mahapatra  inaugurated the conference with a speech on Armenian Genocide. Then Ambassador of Armenia to India Armen Martirosyan delivered a statement which presented...

16.04.2019 • Armenian dolls and fairy tales presented to Indian children

On April 16, the members of New Delhi’s Armenian Cultural Center NGO and the Ambassador of Armenia to India Armen Martirosyan met with the managers of Shankar Children's Center and discussed the avenues of cooperation. During its 62 years of existence, this center has become one of the leading child creative and cognitive development institutions of Delhi. There are about 7,000 dolls from 85 countries exhibited at the center. Its library gives Indian children an opportunity to get acquainted with the fairy tales of different nations around the globe. The representatives of the Armenian community donated Armenian traditional dolls as well as the collection of Hovhannes Tumanyan's fairy tales to the center. Ambassador Martirosyan presented the policies of child creative development in Armenia and proposed to establish cooperation between the two countries in this sphere.

10.04.2019 • Armenia develops cooperation with India in the field of media and entertainment

On March 26, Ambassador Armen Martirosyan visited the International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry ( ICMEI ) and discussed the possibilities of cooperation with this structure. At the meeting, the sides exchanged views on the different directions of cooperation between the Armenian and Indian media and entertainment industries. Later, Ambassador Martirosyan delivered a speech at the university run by the Chamber and answered the students' questions. A few days later, on April 10, Ambassador Martirosyan received the I CMEI President Sandeep Marwah. The sides signed a memorandum of understanding, outlining the possible directions of cooperation.

05.04.2019 • “India-Armenia: So Far Yet So Close" Book Released in Delhi

On April 0 6, the book titled “ India-Armenia: So Far Yet So Close" authored by the former Ambassador of India to Armenia Achal Malhotra was launched at New Delhi’s Civil Services Officers’ Institute. The event was chaired by the former Indian Ambassador to Armenia R ee na Pandey. Ambassador of Armenia to India Armen Martirosyan welcomed the guests and delivered a speech on Armenia . The author Achal Malhotra later shared his thoughts about the book with the guests . The book was published under the auspices of the Honorary Consul of Armenia in Chennai Mr. Shivkumar Eashwaran, and its first release took place in Chennai within the framework of the event dedicated to the 27th anniversary of Armenia's independence.

04.04.2019 • Direct Air Communication Between Armenia and India Discussed

On April 02-05, Armenian delegation headed by the Chairwoman of the Civil Aviation Committee of the Republic of Armenia Ms. Tatevik Revazyan paid a working visit to India. Within the framework of the visit, the Armenian delegation held meetings with the representatives of the leading Indian airlines. The delegation of the Civil Aviation Committee and Ambassador of Armenia to India Armen Martirosyan were received by the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation of India Suresh Prabhu and the Director General of the Civil Aviation of India B.S. Bhullar. The interlocuters discussed the possibility of establishing direct air communication between the two countries. On April 05, the meeting of the Civil Aviation delegation and the representatives of the Armenian community in New Delhi was held at the Embassy chancery.    

02.04.2019 • Commemorative Stele of Chennai’s Armenian Bridge Restored

Armenian Bridge of Chennai is one of the most significant historic monuments of Armenia’s rich cultural heritage in India. It was built in 1726 by Petros Voskan Velidjanyan, a merchant of Armenian descent from Julfa, famously known as  Coja Petrus Uscan . This picturesque multi- arched bridge has been one of the most spectacular landmarks of Madras, immortalized in canvases of many artists.   « Extensive View of the Marmalong, Previously the Armenian Bridge » , William Merrett Hodges, 1783    For centuries, the Armenian Bridge was the most important link connecting two parts of the city, and only in 1966 a new bridge was built within its immediate vicinity. The history of the Armenian bridge is documented on the stele placed at its mouth in Latin, Farsi and Armenian languages. However, the Armenian section of the inscription, engraved in the lower part of the plague, had completely...

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