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Popular Indian Acronyms and Abbreviations

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  • Popular Indian Acronyms and Abbreviations

    A.A.F. – Auxiliary Air Force
    A.A.O.U. – Asian Association of Open Universities
    A.C.D. – Asian Co-operation Dialogue
    A.D.B. – Asian Development Bank
    A.D.S. – Air Defence Ship
    A.E.C. – Atomic Energy Commission
    A.H.Q. – Air Head Quarters; Army Head Quarters
    A.I.C.C. – All India Congress Committee
    A.I.D.S. – Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
    A.I.R. – Annual Information Report
    A.J.T. – Advanced Jet Trainer
    A.N.C. – African National Council
    A.P.E.C. Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation
    A.P.E.D.A. – Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority
    A.R.C. – Administrative Reforms Commission; Asset Reconstruction Corporation (of India)
    A.S.E.A.N. – Association of South East Asian Nations
    A.S.I. – Archaeological Survey of India
    A.U. – African Union
    A.V.E.S. – Acute Viral Encephalitic Syndrome
    B.A.R.C. – Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
    B.C.G. – Bacillus Calmette Guerin (Anti-T.B. vaccine)
    BIMSTEC – Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand Economic Corporation
    B.S.N.L. – Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.
    B.O.A.C. – British Overseas Airways Corporation
    B.R.E.A.D. – Basic Research Education and Development Society
    B.V.R. – Beyond Visual Range

    C.A.B.E. – Central Advisory Board of Education
    C.A.C.C.I. – Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce & Industry
    C.M.P. – Common Minimum Programme
    C.A.D.P. – Command Area Development Programme
    C.A.S. – Conditional Access System
    C.C.I. – Cricket Club of India
    C.D.M.A. – Code Division Multiple Access
    C.H.O.G.M. – Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
    C.I.A. – Central Intelligence Agency (U.S.A.)
    C.N.G. – Compressed Natural Gas
    C.N.L.U. – Chanakya National Law University
    C.N.P.C. – China National Petroleum Corporation
    C.S.I.R. – Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
    C.S.T.O. – Collective Security Treaty Organisation
    D.A.E. – Department of Atomic Energy
    D.D.T. – Dichloro Diphenyl Trichloro-ethane
    D.I.A.S. – Direct Internet Access System
    D.M.R.C. – Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
    D.O.A.R.T. – Deep Ocean Assessment and Reporting Technology
    D.P.P. – Dabhol Power Project
    D.Litt. – Doctor of Literature
    D.V.C. – Damodar Valley Corporation
    E.A.S. – East Asia Summit
    E.C.I.L. – Electronics Corporation of India Limited
    E.D.C.I.L. – Educational Consultants India Ltd.
    E.D.I. – Educational Development Index
    EDUSAT – Education Satellite
    E.E.C. – Eurasian Economic Community; European Economic Community
    E.E.T. – Exempt, Exempt, Taxable
    E.P.I.C. – Elector’s Photo Identity Card
    E.S.C.A.P. – Economic & Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (This is the new name of ECAFE)
    FF.D.I. – Foreign Direct Investment
    F.E.M.A. – Foreign Exchange Management Act.
    F.I.C.A. – Federation of International Cricketer’s Association
    F.T.A. – Free Trade Agreement
    G.A.T.T. – General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
    G.D.P. – Gross Domestic Product
    G.I.C. – General Insurance Corporation (of India)
    G.I.S.T. – Global Institute of Science and Technology
    G.N.P. – Gross National Product
    G.U.A.M. – Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova
    HH.D.F.C. – Housing Development Finance Corporation
    H.U.D.C.O. – Housing and Urban Development Corporation
    I.A.A.I. – International Airport Authority of India
    I.B.S.A. – India, Brazil, South Africa
    I.C.R.I.E.R. – Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations
    I.C.S.I.D. – International Centre for Settlement of Industrial Disputes
    I.C.R.C. – International Committee of the Red Cross
    I.C.S.S.R. – Indian Council of Scientific and Social Research
    I.D.P.L. – Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Limited
    I.F.P.R.I. – International Food Policy Research Institute (Located in Washington)
    I.F.W.J. – Indian Federation of Working Journalists
    I.C.A.R. – Indian Council of Agricultural Research
    I.D.A. – International Development Association
    I.G.C.A.R. – Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research
    I.G.M.D.P. – Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme
    I.G.N.C.A. – Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts
    I.I.F.A. – International Indian Film Academy
    I.M.D.T. – Illegal Migrants (Determination by Tribunals) Act, 1983
    I.M.F. – International Monetary Fund
    I.M.O. – Instant Money Order
    I.N.S. – Indian News Paper Society
    INSDOC – Indian National Scientific Documentation Centre
    I.N.T.U.C. – Indian National Trade Union Congress
    I.N.T.A.C.H. – Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage
    I.N.X.F.A.C. – Indian Naval Extra-Fast Attact Craft
    I.S.I. – Inter Services Intelligence (Pakistan)
    I.S.T. – Indian Standards Time
    I.S.R.O. – Indian Space Research Organisation
    I.S.S.P. – Indian Scientific Satellite Project
    I.T.E.R. – International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor
    I.T.E.S. – Information Technology Enabled Services
    I.U.C.N. – International Union for Conservation of Nature
    I.U.P.E.P. – Integrated Urban Poverty Eradication Programme
    J.V.P. – Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna
    LL.I.B.O.R. – London Inter Bank Offered Rate
    M.A.I. – Multilateral Agreement on Investment
    M.C.C. – Marylebone Cricket Club
    M.D.M.A. – Multi Disciplinary Monitoring Agency
    M.F.A.L.A. – Marginal Farmers and Agricultural Labourers Agency
    M.N.N.A. – Major Non-NATO Alley
    M.R.T.P.C. – Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission
    N.A.D.T. – National Authority on Drugs and Therapeutics
    N.A.R.I. – National AIDS Research Institute
    NATO – North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
    N.B.R.A. – National Biotechnology Regulatory Authority
    N.C.H.R.H. – National Council for Human Resource in Health.
    N.C.A. – National Cricket Academy
    N.E.A. – National Environment Authority
    N.E.G.P. National E-governance Plan
    N.I.F. – National Innovative Foundation
    N.I.S.M. – National Institute of Securities Market
    N.L.L.M. – National Legal Literacy Mission
    N.M.C.C. – National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council
    N.M.I.T.L.I. – New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative
    N.P.T. – Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
    N.R.C. – Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    N.R.E.G.A. – National Rural Employment Guarantee Act.
    N.R.H.M. – National Rural Health Mission
    N.R.I. – Non-Resident Indians
    N.R.S.A. – National Remote Sensing Agency
    N.S.C.N. – National Social Council of Nagaland
    N.U.E.P.A. – National University of Educational Planning and Administration
    O.I.C. – Overseas Indian Citizenship
    O.I.G.S. – On Indian Government Service
    OIL – Oil India Limited
    O.N.G.C. – Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
    P.A.C. – Public Accounts Committee; Professional Aptitude Council
    P.A.N. – Permanent Account Number
    P.E.S.O. – Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO is the changed name of Department of Explosives).
    P.E.T.A. – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
    P.F.R.D.A. – Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority
    P.H.D.C.C.I. – Progress, Harmony and Development Chambers of Commerce and Industry
    P.I.L. – Public Interest Litigation
    P.N.R. – Passenger Numerical Record
    P.O.S.C.O. – Pohang Steel Company
    P.O.T.A. – Prevention of Terrorism Act
    P.T.C. – Power Trading Corporation
    Q.I.P. – Qualified Institutional Placement
    RR.A.F. – Rapid Action Force
    R.S.V.P. – Repondez sil vous Plait (Fr.) reply, if you please
    R.T.R.A. – Rail Tariff Regulatory Authority
    SSAIL – Steel Authority of India Limited
    SAPTA – South Asian Preferential Trade Agreement
    S.C.O. – Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
    S.C.R.A.M.J.E.T. – Supersonic Combustion Ramjet
    S.E.W.A. – Self-Employed Women’s Association
    S.G.R.Y. – Sampoorna Grameen Rojgar Yojana
    S.G.S.Y. – Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana
    S.M.S. – Short Message Service; Subscriber Management System
    SNIPES – Society for the National Institutes of Physical Education and Sports
    S.W.A.P.O. – South-West African People’s Organization
    TTELCO – Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company
    T.E.R.C. – Trade and Economic Relations Committee
    T.E.R.L.S. – Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station
    T.R.A. – Tea Research Association
    T.R.A.I. – Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
    TWAS – Third World Academy of Sciences
    UU.D.C. – University Development Commission
    U.N.C.L.O.S. – UN Convention on the Law of the Sea
    U.N.C.T.A.D. – United Nations Conference of Trade and Development
    U.G.C. – University Grants Commission
    U.N.E.S.C.O. – United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation
    U.N.F.C.C.C. – United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
    U.N.I.C.E.F. – United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund
    U.N.I.F.I.L. – United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon
    U.P.A. – United Progressive Alliance
    VV.B.A.L. – Value Based Advanced Licencing
    V.D.I.S. – Voluntary Disclosure of Income Scheme
    V.S.S.C. – Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre
    V.A.T. – Value Added Tax
    WW.C.C.B. – Wildlife Crime Control Bureau
    W.C.A.R. – World Conference Against Racism
    W.E.F. – World Environment Forum
    W.G.I.G. – Working Group on Internet Governance
    W.F.C. – World Food Council
    W.I.P.O. – World Intellectual Property Organisation
    W.L.L.–M. – Mobile Wireless in Local Loop
    W.S.I.S. – World Summit on Information Society
    W.T.O. – World Trade Organisation
    W.W.F. – World Wild Life Fund; War Wounded Foundation
    YY.M.C.A. – Young Men’s Christian Association
    Y.W.C.A. – Young Women’s Christian Association
    ZZ.S. – Zoological Society

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