New and Emerging Strategic Technologies (NEST)

In this article we will discuss New and Emerging Strategic Technologies (NEST)

In this article, we will discuss New and Emerging Strategic Technologies (NEST). So, let’s get started.

New and Emerging Strategic Technologies (NEST)

  • In 2020, the Ministry of External Affairs established a New, Emerging And Strategic Technologies (NEST) division.
  • It acts as the nodal division within the ministry for issues pertaining to new and emerging technologies and assists in collaboration with foreign partners in the field of technology.
  • Its mandate includes, but is not be limited to, evolving India’s external technology policy in coordination with domestic stakeholders and in line with India’s developmental priorities and national security goals.
  • It will also help assess foreign policy and international legal implications of new and emerging technologies and technology-based resources, and recommend appropriate foreign policy choices.
  • NEST also negotiates technology governance rules, standards and architecture, suited to India’s conditions, in multilateral and plurilateral frameworks.

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