India’s ‘science on wheels’ may roll to Pakistan

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A science exhibit that has been rolling around India for nearly nine months may soon be allowed to find its way to both Bangladesh and Pakistan, where some hope it will act as a ‘peace train’. Speaking in parliament, Kapil Sibal, India’s Minister of Science and Technology, has said that, pending security clearance from the Foreign Ministry, he is keen to send the exhibit to India’s neighbors.

“In this climate of friendship, I think it would be a wonderful idea for the Vigyan Rail to play the role of a peace train to Pakistan,” said Kamath. “Not only will it amount to a gesture of friendship but it will be educative for the people of those…