Interaction with H.E Mr Stewart Beck, Canadian High Commissioner to India
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On August 14, 2013, VIF welcomed the High Commissioner of Canada to India, H.E. Mr Stewart Beck. Mr Ajit Doval, KC, Director, VIF, commenced the interactive session by briefing Amb Beck about the objectives and achievements of the Foundation as also a brief backgrounder about the relationship between the two countries.

Amb Beck began his highly informative talk by sharing little known information about the Governor Generals who have served in both the countries. He highlighted the cooperation between the two countries ranging from the Colombo Plan to the present nuclear technology, notwithstanding the difficulties faced during the Khalistan movement and following the Indian nuclear explosions.

Stressing on the need to ‘Walk the Talk’ in the relationship between the two countries, he identified food security including potash, food logistics, food processing, dairy, genetics; education; energy including hydro power and Canadian heavy water nuclear technology, oil and gas; and infrastructure among the areas with high potential.

Amb Beck also answered several questions raised by members of the distinguished audience and expressed hope that ties between the two Commonwealth nations would further strengthen in the days to come.

Event Date 
August 14, 2013
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