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A Shot in the Arm

 at least a decade to complete. Work on the Karwar naval base has already begun. Similarly, what part of the provision tor the Departments of Atomic Energy, Ocean and Space are meant for defence purpose remains unknown. At the recent Indian Science Congress held at Bangalore a former secretary in the department of space, S Dhawan, is reported to have said that in 1984-85 nearly 25 per cent of the country's total scientific manpower had been involved in defence related research (The Times of India, January 5). This would imply that approximately Rs 120 crore out of the R and D A CONFERENCE on 'Economic Theory and Related Mathematical Methods' was held at the Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Centre, during February 9-12, 1987. This happened to be the second conference in a series that one fervently hopes will endure. As had been the case last year, this year's conference too was a big success. It was distinctive both in format as well as in subject matter. Rather than seeking papers from selected individuals, this time a general call for papers was put out and contributions were refereed. The final selection represented a nice spectrum from Indian as well as foreign institutions. An obvious and desirable effect of the procedure adopted was that participants were not exposed to the celebrity who came without a paper.

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