c/o Gopal Krishna at Moneylife [India]
"It is noteworthy that the origins of the Unique Identification (UID) and Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) process within the US Department of Defense started under Michael Wynne, former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L) from 2003 till 2005 that started the UID and RFID industry. Within NATO, two documents so far with unique identification of items. The first one is standardization agreement which was ratified in 2010. The second one is a "How to "guide for NATO members willing to enter in the UID business. Is India a NATO member? It appears to be behaving like one."