ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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NEW DELHI-Shedding Hang-Ups about Self-Reliance New Technology Import Policy

NEW DELHI Shedding Hang-Ups about Self-Reliance New Technology Import Policy BM WHILE the exact conditions and safeguards which have been agreed to for the installation of the supercomputer by the US firms in India remain a closely guarded secret, the union government has taken a -series of decisions in recent weeks to encourage what is called transfer of high technology to India. These decisions may well establish the necessary conditions which will place foreign suppliers of high technology, the multinationals, in a position in which the application of any technology supplied by them to India will be directly managed and regulated by them. This has ominous implications for indigenous R and D for any meaningful absorption, adaptation or development of imported technology, let alone gaining technological self-reliance, now or in the future.

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