THE HIPPALOS CENTRE
How the centre got its name?
In the Indian Ocean, the monsoon blows from Southwest to Northeast in summer and from Northeast to Southwest in winter.
According to "Perpiplus Maris Erythraei", a Greek sailor named Hippalos, recognized that this wind was useful in navigating from Arabia to India.
Thereafter, the monsoon was named the Hippalos Wind. As an omen for increased flows of investment and technology between Asia and Africa, it was decided to name the AAITPC the Hippalos Centre.