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Indian moods

If anyone wonders why India adamantly pursues expensive indigenous defence projects, Anil Ananthaswamy’s excellent article about the country’s space programme in our sister magazine New Scientist offers some insights.In 1998, the USA and other western countries imposed economic and technological sanctions on India after it tested a nuclear device. That pushed its scientists to develop […]

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Crowded House

Why in the world does India want to manufacture regional jets, when it already has so much on its plate?An Indian Regional Jet will join a crowded field in which newcomers from Japan, China and Russia will also be competing with the incumbents, Brazil’s Embraer and Canada’s Bombardier, for market share. Analysts say that one […]

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