Tripoli, 12 April 2013:
The Indian ambassador to Libya, Anil Trigunayat, last night, Thursday, spoke of the growing relations between Libya and . . .[restrict]India.
He pointed out that India had helped casualties after the revolution, by treating 350 of the wounded and, more recently, donating 1,000 prosthetics to the country. These include the ‘Jaipur Foot,’ a prosthetic which can simulate natural limb functions, such as walking and running.
The donation followed through on an offer made in December by the Indian government, to provide free prosthetics for revolutionaries who had lost limbs during the conflict.
Trigunayat said that India was offering 100 scholarships as well as training courses for Libyan journalists. He added that his country was also offering support to Libya in the preparation of its new constitution.
Since the end of revolution, trade between the two countries has increased, with exports to India hitting $1.2 billion and imports to Libya reaching $144 million in the second half of 2012/13, according to Indian media organisation News Track India.
The ambassador said that all Indian companies working in Libya before the revolution were keen to return to work.
The Indian Minister of State for External Affairs will be in Libya from 14 April, on a three-day visit for high-level meetings with government officials. [/restrict]