06 Mar, 2021
19 Min Read
|GS-II||Quad Group and India||International Relations|
|PT Pointer||International North-South Transport Corridor||International Relations|
|ISRO & Related Space Agencies- Antrix, New Space India Limited & IN-SPACe||S&T|
In order to secure national and regional interests, India should now focus on the maritime sphere also. In this context establishing a new division under the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to deal with the Indo-Pacific is a step in the right direction.
About the International North-South Transport Corridor(INSTC):
New Space India Limited
What is IN-SPACe?
Why was IN-SPACe needed?
Concept of Product Graduation in EU's Generalized System of Preferences Product graduation is a concept that applies when average imports of a product from a beneficiary country exceed 17.5% of EU-GSP imports of the same product from all beneficiary countries over 3 years. India’s
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