Ahead of important trilateral Afghanistan-India-Iran talks over the Chabahar port project, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale held bilateral discussions with Afghanistan Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai.
Details of Archaeological Survey of India:
- The Archaeological Survey of India(ASI) is a Government of India (Ministry of Culture) organisation responsible for archaeological research and the conservation and preservation of cultural monuments in the country.
- It was founded in 1861 by the British Raj by Alexander Cunnungham.
- The first systematic research into the subcontinent’s history was conducted by the Asiatic Society, which was founded by the British Indologist William Jones on 15 January 1784.
Details of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites:
- The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act(or AMASR Act) is an act of parliament of the government of India that provides for the preservation of ancient and historical monuments and archaeological sites and remains of national importance, for the regulation of archaeological excavations and for the protection
of sculptures, carvings and other like objects. It was passed in 1958.
- The Archaeological Survey of India functions under the provisions of this act.