Mr Shimon Peres, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Israel visited the ISRO Satellite Centre at Bangalore this afternoon (January 9, 2002). Dr K Kasturirangan, Chairman, ISRO, made a brief presentation on the Indian Space programme to the visiting dignitary.

After the briefing on the space activities, the Deputy Prime Minister of Israel was shown around the Satellite Centre and the exhibition. The Deputy Prime Minister evinced keen interest in the Indian space programme and its achievements.