to establish CIRUS, TAPP & RAPP on systems side andextensive joint S&T/R&D exchanges with ANL, ORNL, UKAEA,French AEC, WG Institutes and so on; later stages from USSR in zircaloy fabrication technology and now also VVVR Reactors at Koodamkulam.(b) Former Director/VSSC Dr S C Gupta describes in fairdetail how ISRO had benefited from the TERLS years, US insatellites, USSR/Russia in cryogenic, France in solid propellants and liquid engines, and so on in his famous book “Growing Rocket Systems and The Team”.(c) The Green Revolution is a product of Indo-UScollaboration under Rockefeller Foundation.(d) Steel, oil, BHEL based heavy electrical industry, drugsthrough IDPL, Defense through MIGs and now Brahmos, etc arethrough Socialist/Soviet/Russian support, whereasfertilizers are based on Western technologies, And so on.
In essence, India could undertake extensive scaledevelopment only based on aptly utilizing the Non Aligned policy based on self-confidence and national pride. And having achieved so much, can’t we strive to develop further in future as well? I believe that it is the right thing todo. Many like me thus cherish to remember the Nehru-MenonDuo who laid the foundations of such a possibility.
3.It is interesting in this context to remind ourselvesalso of a warning given by late Com EMS Nambudiripad in his monumental “Economics and Politics of India’s SocialistPattern” even as early as the mid-1960’s. Admitting thatthe policy of ‘non-alignment’ was evolved in opposition tothe policy of the cold war, he said:
“The question is: which of these two tendencies willgrow in the coming years, the tendency to continue tofollow the policy of non-alignment and peace originally laid down by Nehru, or the tendency towards its all butformal abandonment in face of difficulties faced by thecountry as well as the pressures exerted by our imperialist‘benefactors’ On the answer to this question will depend answers to the most important national questions”