South Asia and Beyond

India’s Hunt For Strategic Minerals: Explore Within, Look Beyond

 India’s Hunt For Strategic Minerals: Explore Within, Look Beyond
NEW DELHI: In about four months from now, India faces a potentially crippling shortage of Helium gas due to falling levels of production in the United States. India imports around ₹55,000 crore ($733 million) of Helium from the U.S. every year for use in rockets and nuclear reactors to MRI scans and electronics. In fact, wherever a high level of refrigeration is required, as in semiconductor chips and magnets, Helium, given its low boiling point, is considered to be an ideal cooling agent....Read More

Surya Gangadharan

Thirty eight years in journalism, widely travelled, history buff with a preference for Old Monk Rum. Current interest/focus spans China, Technology and Trade. Recent reads: Steven Colls Directorate S and Alexander Frater's Chasing the Monsoon. Netflix/Prime video junkie. Loves animal videos on Facebook. Reluctant tweeter.

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