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Table A. Selected Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Full Party Names

Acronym or Abbreviation Organization or Term
ABSU All Bodo Students' Union
AGP Asom Gana Parishad (Assam People's Assembly)
AIADMK All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (All-India Anna Dravidian Progressive Federation)
AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome
ASEAN Association of Southeast Asian Nations (see Glossary)
ASLV Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle
Arabsat Arab Satellite Communication Organization
BAMCEF All-India Backward, Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Other Backward Classes, and Minority Communities Employees Federation
BJP Bharatiya Janata Party (Indian People's Party)
BKD Bharatiya Kranti Dal
BLD Bharatiya Lok Dal (Indian People Party)
BPAC Bodo People's Action Committee
BSP Bahujan Samaj Party (Party of Society's Majority)
ca. circa
CCN Cable News Network
CFD Congress for Democracy
Congress Indian National Congress
Congress (I) Congress (Indira)
Congress (O) Congress (Organisation)
Congreess (R) Congress (Requisition)
Congress (S) Congress (Socialist and Secular)
Congress (U) Congress (Urs)
CPI Communist Party of India
CPI (M) Communist Party of India (Marxist)
CPI (M-L) Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)
CSIR Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
DK Dravida Kazhagam (Dravidian Federation)
DMK Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (Dravidian Progressive Federation)
DMKP Dalit Mazdoor Kisan Party (Oppressed Workers' and Peasants' Party)
DNA deoxyribonucleic acid
DRDO Defence Research and Development Organisation
ESCAP Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific of the UN (q.v. )
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization (see Glossary) of the UN (q.v. )
FY fiscal year (see Glossary)
GATT General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
GDP gross domestic product (see Glossary)
GNP gross national product (see Glossary)
GSLV Geostationary Launch Vehicle
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
IIT Indian Institute of Technology
IMF International Monetary Fund (see Glossary)
INA Indian National Army (Azad Hind Fauj)
INS Indian Naval Ship
Insat Indian National Satellite System
Intelsat International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
IPF Indian People's Front
IPKF Indian Peace Keeping Force
ISRO Indian Space Research Organisation
Jana Sangh People's Union
Janata Janata Party
Janata Dal People's Party
Lok Dal People Party
LTTE Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
NISTADS National Institute of Science, Technology, and Development Studies
OPEC Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (see Glossary)
PSLV polar satellite launch vehicle
PSP Praja Socialist Party
r. reigned
RSS Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (National Volunteer Organisation)
SAARC South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (see Glossary)
Samajwadi Samajwadi Party (Socialist Party)
Samajwadi Janata Socialist People's Party
SSP Samyukta Socialist Party
Swatantra Swatantra Party
Telugu Desam Telugu National Party
ULFA United Liberation Front of Assam
UN United Nations
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
VHP Vishwa Hindu Parishad (World Hindu Council)
VSTOL vertical and short takeoff and landing
WHO World Health Organization

Data as of September 1995

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