Sultan, the ruler of the Mysore region of India learned about modernizing the
infrastructure when his delegation visited Istanbul and many parts of the
Ottoman Empire?, said Prof. Aftab Kamal Pasha, former professor at Jawaharlal
Nehru University, India and director of Delhi based Centre for India-West Asia
Pasha was speaking on India-Turkey relations in the context of Tipu
Sultan-Ottoman diplomatic exchanges in an online international panel jointly
organized by the Centre for India West Asia Dialogue and Ankara-based Asia
Pacific Research Center on Tuesday.
international panel under the title ??India-Turkey Historical and Contemporary
Relations? was attended by prominent academicians and researchers from Indian
and Turkish universities. The speakers presented their papers on historical,
cultural, and economic ties between the two countries.
Pasha further said that Tipu Sultan had reached out to the Ottomans as he was
not recognized by his neighbor rulers, which helped him get recognition and
favor of the Ottoman Sultan. He asserted that diplomatic, political, religious,
and commercial ties became important in the second half of the eighteenth
century which led to the foundation of the much closer ties between India and
Turkey in the subsequent period.
In their inaugural speeches, the director of
APAM, Ankara University Prof. Merthan D?ndar and Prof. Aftab Kamal Pasha,
Director of CIWAD agreed that India and Turkey have yet to advance their
relations to its full potential in all sectors including trade, culture, and
Izmir, Research Assistant from Ankara Unive