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ITEC Day observed by High Commission of India in Dhaka

17th September, 2020 International Relations

Context: The 56th ITEC day was observed online by the High Commission of India in Dhaka on Tuesday.

  • Over 4000 young Bangladeshi professionals have benefitted from various ITEC programmes since 2007.
  • These training programmes provide an opportunity to share best practices, which benefit both the countries.

About ITEC

  • Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Programme (ITEC) is a bilateral assistance programme run by the Government of India.
  • It is a demand-driven, response-oriented programme that focuses on addressing the needs of developing countries through innovative technological cooperation between India and the partnering nation.
  • ITEC is administered by the Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India and all expenses including international airfare, boarding, lodging and tuition fees of selected personnel are borne by the Indian authorities.
  • ITEC was officially launched on 15 September 1964 but for decades it remained a marginal programme as India itself was dependent on international aid.
  • ITEC was an important part of India's attempt to contributing to South-South cooperation.