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27 Nov

Globalisation : A critique

Globalisation : A critique
Jean Dreze and Amartya Sen are of the view that government policy seems to be overwhelmingly concerned with removing counter – productive regulations.
The state has been neglecting positive activities earlier also and continues to do so even now
Zoya Hasan is of the opinion that economic liberalisation may hurt the interest of the unprivileged in material sense; hence there is need of imaginative strategies to surmount the cleavages of deprivation and inequity between classes, castes, communities, genders and regions. There has been a lack of commitment on the part of the state to welfare goals and insensitivity towards the condition of the marginalised.
A. Globalization and Technology
The import of technology in India from abroad started well before the new economic policy. Globalization of technology had its first impact when high yielding wheat was first introduced to India in 1963 by American agronomist Dr. Norman E Borlaug, who is known as “the Father of the Green Revolution”. However Globalization has made its presence felt in diverse areas like:

  1. Defence: India obtained Israeli manufactured Phalcon warning system; Phalcon is and Airborne Early Warning Command and Control system. It is one of most powerful systems in world. It provides real time surveillance of few hundreds of kilometres of territory and also used for command and control. It can pick up a low flying aircraft, a missile, or communication and provide advance warning after correlation.
    Brahmos Missile is world’s fastest supersonic missile jointly developed by Russia; it has a range of 300 km and can deliver payload of 300 kg over 3 times the speed of sound. Sukhoi is a twin engine super manoeuvrable fighter aircraft developed by Russia’s Sukhoi Aviation Corporation. Russian T 90S Battle tanks are inducted in to arm

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