Author: Surya Gangadharan

When the Chinese decided to disrupt the technology landscape, it was based on a close study of how the West had gone about gaming the system. It boiled down to charging low prices for raw materials from poor countries and high prices for the technologies developed by the West. “China went on the offensive, setting a deadline to take leadership in multiple areas and to take an example, spent $29 billion to promote the TV industry. It was the kind of commitment put in by the Chinese government working in tandem with industry,” said Jaijit Bhattacharya, head of the Centre…

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“Peaceful applications of atomic energy with the help of nuclear explosions was a part of peaceful exploration at that time, even internationallyring pe. There were conferences, meetings being organized, different countries were presenting their activities, what they think about it.” In other words, when India conducted a Peaceful Nuclear Explosion (PNE) under the Pokhran sands on May 18, 1974, it was doing so keeping in mind a wide range of potential applications. https://youtu.be/E5JlV2XgqTY “So far as atomic energy is concerned research was being pursued with the broadest possible approach,” confirmed Dr Anil Kakodkar, former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, speaking…

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