Qatar-based businessman from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have come together to form Telugu Business Association- Qatar (TBA-Q) an associated organisation of the Indian Business and Professionals Council (IBPC). IBPC is an apex body under the Embassy of India, Qatar. Office bearers said the objective of the non-profit organisation is to provide a networking platform for Andhra and Telengana origin businesses to enhance business among themselves and to promote trade between the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Qatar. TBA-Q was recently launched by Indian ambassador Dr Deepak Mittal in the presence of Angeline Premalatha, counsellor (Political & Commerce), Embassy of India. The function was attended by prominent businessmen and community personalities from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.