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HISTORY

Following the results of the international conference “India and Kazakhstan: from the community of history to the common future”, organized in 2009 by the Institute of Oriental Studies named after. R.B. Suleimenov MES RK together with the Indian Cultural Center (Astana), the resolution recommended the establishment of the Kazakhstan-Indian Forum as a coordinating center in the implementation of joint projects, as well as the integration of scientists, research, educational, cultural organizations in the field of information exchange and development.

Following these recommendations, further work was carried out at the Institute of Oriental Studies on the establishment of the Kazakh-Indian forum and the development of its activities. In particular, various activities in the field of academic research and exchanges were carried out:

  • Publication of the conference proceedings in English: India & Kazakhstan, Silk Road Synergy Continues. Editors: P.L. Dash, Laura Yerekesheva, Neeru Misra. – New Delhi: Academic Excellence, 2011.- 361 p. This publication was the result of an international conference “India and Kazakhstan: from a community of history to a common future”, held in Almaty in 2009.
  • Presentation of the book of the Indian researcher Radha Raina “Echoes of a Distant Past: India and Kazakhstan”, conducted on November 22, 2011.
  • The International Conference “Second Central Asian-Indian Dialogue”, organized on June 17-18, 2013 by the Oriental Studies Institute. R.B. Suleimenov MES RK together with the Indian Council for International Affairs (ICBM) with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of India in the Republic of Kazakhstan. By results of the conference in 2014 a collection of materials was published: Bhatia R., Abusseitova M., Yerekesheva L., Zafar A. (Eds). India and Central Asia. Exploring New Horizons for Cooperation. Proceedings of the Second India-Central Asia Dialogue. New Delhi: ICWA, Shipra Publications, 2014.
  • The Second International Summer School on Codecology and Manuscriptology was held on August 24-26, 2015. Participants in the Summer School were given the opportunity to listen to lectures by leading experts from France (Prof. F. Richard), India (Prof. K. Acharya, M. Kulkarni), and also to get acquainted with the results of new studies presented by Kazakhstani scientists. As guests of honor at the Summer School, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of India to the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr. H.K. Jain and the director of the French Institute for the Study of Central Asia (IFEAC), Mr. O. Ferrando.
  • Various meetings of representatives of Kazakhstani and Indian academic, scientific, educational structures were held.

The created reserve and gained work experience, as well as the development of the Kazakh-Indian cooperation as a whole, led to the fact that in 2016 the Kazakhstan-Indian Fund (CIF) was registered as an independent non-governmental organization – the Public Fund.