Technonationalism to Technoglobalism

10-09-2008    Dr R A Mashelkar

Technonationalism to Technoglobalism

About an year ago, I received a phone call from a young, prominent member of Congress party. He said that he wanted to know my views on the Indo-American nuclear deal. I responded by saying that I was not a technical expert in this area. Yet I would attempt to give my own perspective, which will go beyond nuclear energy.

I said that in 1947, India got its first freedom – the political freedom. In 1991, India got its second freedom, when it opened up its economy – the freedom to compete. I said if we sign this nuclear deal, then we will be ushering the third freedom – the technology freedom

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