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Antony to visit Kyrgyzstan

Defence Minister A.K. Antony will leave here on Monday on a two-day visit to Kyrgyzstan to promote bilateral ties in a wide range of areas and also inaugurate the India-Kyrgyz Mountain Biomedical Research Centre.

The unique institution has been established jointly by the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) and the National Centre of Cardiology and Internal Medicine, Kyrgyzstan, to study high altitude acclimatisation and find measures to provide succour for maladies at high altitudes.

Mr. Antony's delegation includes DRDO Chief V.K. Saraswat, Special Secretary R.K. Mathur, Secretary (Defence Finance) Vijay Lakshmi Gupta and Chief Controller of Research and Development, DRDO William Selvamurthy.

On Monday, Mr. Antony will hold talks with his Kyrgyz counterpart, Abibilla Kudayberdiev.

He will also hold talks with top leadership, including President Roza Otunbayeva, Minister of Foreign Affairs Kazakbayev Ruslan Aytbaevich and Health Minister Sabyrbek Jumabekov, an official release said.

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