“Tourist arrivals in Bulgaria from India have gone up sharply”

I could not agree with you more. 2014 was a year of particular...

Kindly let us know the mandate of the Bulgarian-Indian Technological Forum Mahatma Gandhi?

The Bulgarian-Indian Technological Forum Mahatma Gandhi was established in 2016 in Plovdiv to encourage, assist and support the development of tie-ups, initiatives and projects of mutual benefit between Bulgarian and Indian scientific institutes, organizations and companies in the field of high technologies.

There has been an exchange of visits and consultations with IT companies in Bangalore prior to the establishment of the Forum which provides 50 scholarships in the field of information technologies at IIHT—Bulgaria and “Omega” College.

There is also an initiative for the establishment of International Higher School of Informatics and Electronic Leadership (IHSIEL) Mahatma Gandhi in Plovdiv which will focus on the development of professionals in the field of informatics and digital technologies. 

We understand that Indian film industry has found Bulgaria as an attractive destination for shooting of movies. Please elaborate….

Yes, that is true. According to the analysis of India International Film Tourism Council regarding the top 300 Indian films shot abroad in 2015-2016, eight of them have been in Bulgaria. The movie “Dilwale” with leading actors Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, was filmed also in Sofia in 2015.