Thousands of onlookers lined the streets and cheered the Duke of Edinburgh as he drove from the Governor's residence on Malabar Hill, Bombay, to Trombay - outside the city - to visit the Indian atomic energy establishment and the dairy colony at Aarey Jan 29.
GV. Atomic Energy Establishment.
LV. Sign-board - Canadian Indian Reactor.
LV. Duke's car arriving.
SV. Duke being greeted by Canadian and Indian scientists.
SV. Duke inside laboratory.
TOP V. Duke being shown round reactor building.
TOP V. Duke being shown equipment.
S TOP V. Ditto.
SV.PAN. Duke looking at equipment.
SV. Duke walking down steps.
LV. Duke looking at water in large tank.
GV.PAN Of Atomic Energy Establishment.
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Background: Thousands of onlookers lined the streets and cheered the Duke of Edinburgh as he drove from the Governor's residence on Malabar Hill, Bombay, to Trombay - outside the city - to visit the Indian atomic energy establishment and the dairy colony at Aarey Jan 29.
Dr. H.J. Bhabha, chairman of the Indian Atomic Commission, showed the Duke round the Trombay establishment. Formally inaugurated two years ago the 2,400-acre establishment is India's centre for atomic energy research and development. Over 800 Indian scientists are working here to harness atomic energy for the benefit of India's industries. Installations include the APSARA reactor systems due to go into operation in 1959, and a heavy water reactor which is a joint Indo-Canadian project under the Colombo plan.
At the dairy colony in pleasant wooded surroundings the Duke inspected the Buffalo stables and the latest milk processing plant. After planting a sapling himself he watched nimble Indians displaying their special method of climbing coconut trees.
Later, Prince Philip left by air for Aurangabad to see the famous Ellora caves and Ajanta frescoes.