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Indian Acronyms and Abbreviations

Indian Acronyms and Abbreviations


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AAI - Airport Authority of India
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AGP - Asom Gana Parishad
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AI - Air India
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AIADMK - All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
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AIR - All India Radio
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AP - Andhra Pradesh; Arunachal Pradesh
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ASLV - Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle
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BCCI - Board of Cricket Control in India
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BG - Broad Gauge (trains); Broad Guage railway tracks (5ft. 6in. - thebroadest in the world)
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BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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BSP - Bahujan Samaj Party
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CBI - Central Bureau of Investigation
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CBSE - Central Board of Secondary Education
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CII - Confederation fo Indian Industry
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CM - Chief Minister
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CPI - Communist Party of India
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CPI (M) - Communist Party of India (Marxist)
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CPI (ML) - Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)
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CPWD - Central Public Works Department; PWD of the
GOI

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DA -
Dearness Allowance

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DD - Doordarshan
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DK - Dravida Kazhagam
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DMK - Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
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DoT - Department of Telecommunications
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DRDO - Defence Research and Development Organisation
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EMU - Electric Multiple Unit
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FC - Forward Caste
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FM - Finance Minister
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GoI - Government of India
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GSLV - Geostationary Launch Vehicle
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HC - High Court
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HP - Himachal Pradesh
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IA - Indian Airlines
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IAF - Indian Air Force
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IGNOU - Indira Gandhi National Open University
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IIM - Indian Institute of Management
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IIT - Indian Institute of Technology
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IMD - India Meteorological Department
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INSAT - Indian National Satellite
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IPKF - Indian Peace Keeping Force
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IRS - Indian Remote Sensing Satellite
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ISRO - Indian Space Research Organisation
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LS - Lok Sabha (lower house of Parliament)
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LTTE - Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
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m-cap - (stock) market capitalisation
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MDMK - Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
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MEA - Ministry of External Affairs
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MG - Meter Guage (trains); Meter Guage railway tracks (1 meter)
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MP - Madhya Pradesh
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NDA - National Democratic Alliance
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NIC : National Informatics Centre
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NRI -
Non-Resident Indian

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NSC - National Savings Certificate
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OBC - Other Backward Classes
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ONGC - Oil and Natural Gas Commission
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PAN - Permanent Account Number (for income tax assessees)
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PF - Provident Fund
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PMK - Pattali Munnetra Kazhagam
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PSLV - Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle
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PSU - Public Sector Unit
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PTI - Press Trust of India
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PWD - Public Works Department
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RAW - Research & Analysis Wing (Indian intelligence and counter-intelligence agency)
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RS - Rajya Sabha
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RSS - Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh
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SAARC - South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation









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