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RE: Kargil



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[Topics under debate]: GOOD GOVERNANCE
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Abhigit,

The defence R&D has been a great source of technological development for

mankind. Most of the breakthrough technologies that have transformed
civilian life emerged from defence research and continue to do so till
today. The very internet that is being used by me to send you this mail
is a
direct result of defence research. Hence to view most of Defence R&D
spending as a total waste may not be really correct. Now I do realise
that
often this money could be better spent elsewhere and that this is not
the
only route of scientific research, however in the practical world the
simplest way to provide funding for fundamental research, which has a
inherent element of risk and failure, is through defence R&D. This is
sad
but true.

Regards,

Bhuwan

-----Original Message-----
From: Abhigit Sarkar [mailto:asarka3@uic.edu]
Sent: Friday, June 04, 1999 12:10 AM
To: debate@indiapolicy.org
Subject: Kargil




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