As part of its drive to target developing technological markets, the IEE has announced plans to recruit staff and open offices in Bangalore and Delhi during 2006 and stage a number of major events in India during the year. The announcement follows on from an initiative taken earlier this year whereby the IEE became the first body of its type to open an office in Beijing to support engineers in the region.

"As one of the largest engineering and technology institutions in the world we recognize the importance of engaging with engineers from fast developing nations such as India and China," said Paul Jackson, the IEE's director of professional operations. "They will be able to benefit from and contribute to our publishing and Professional Network activities that give access to vast amounts of knowledge, vital to the growth of engineering."