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2,500 scientists to attend global space meet in southern India

NEW DELHI, July 11 — More than 2.500 scientists from 75 countries would gather in the southern Indian city of Mysore on Saturday for a week-long mega international meet on contemporary topics in the realm of space, an official said Wednesday.

"The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is hosting the event from July 14 to 22. Dr K. Radhakrishnan, the chairman of ISRO, will put forward India's space vision in the space agency's round-table meet during the event," said the ISRO official who preferred not to be named.

"Hosting this prestigious event in India offers our scientists an opportunity to get actively involved and benefit from the interactions with their global counterparts," the state-owned ISRO said in a statement. (PNA/Xinhua) /CTB/mmg

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