Naval Jagota is a Senior Fellow with Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi. Previously, he has worked as a Research Fellow at IDSA (Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses) New Delhi. His research interest are Air Power and all its facets in an Indian context, China and its dual use infrastructure in Xinjiang and Xizang, the East Asian strategic culture as a whole and its impact on India and lastly indigenization of technologies for the armed forces. He holds a Masters in Defence and strategic studies from Madras University and a Master of Management Studies (MMS) from Osmania University.

Contributions 
DRDO-Industry Interaction on Improving the Defence R&D Ecosystem (VIF organized an interaction among DRDO, Indian defence industry and the strategic community on 8th June 2022 on synergizing the Defence R&D ecosystem in India. Mr Hari Babu Srivastava, Director General Technology Management, DRDO apprised the at...

The US and NATO Withdrawal from Afghanistan and its Effect on the Afghanistan Air Force and the War Introduction The US and coalition military forces are withdrawing from Afghanistan after 20 years. The decision was announced by the US president and the withdrawal completion date has been set as 11 Sept 2021. There were many actors which ...

The Virus Effect on India-China Trade Coronavirus (CoV) has caught China in its grip, China and the world are trying to grasp the effect of this virus on its population both medically as well as economically. The World Health Organisation (WHO) describes it as “a large family of viruse...

Event Reports 
Ease of Doing Business with DRDO - New Initiatives On 19th September 2022, Vivekananda International Foundation and DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) held the fourth edition of the talks by eminent persons from DRDO. In this edition the speaker presenting was Shri Sangam Sinha, O/S...

A brief for the Web page on the roundtable discussion on "Geostrategic & Economic Fall Out of Ukraine Conflict" Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a Brainstorming Session on "Geostrategic & Economic Fall Out of Ukraine Conflict" at the VIF on 11 July 2022. The welcome remarks were given by Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director VIF and the participants w...

Talk by Shri Hari Babu Srivastava, DRDO VIF organized an interaction among DRDO, Indian defense industry and the strategic community on 8th June 2022 for brainstorming on synergizing the Defense R&D ecosystem in India. Mr Hari Babu Srivastava, Director General Technology Management, DRDO a...

Ukraine Conflict: A UK perspective VIF organized a closed door round table discussion on a “Review of Russia-Ukraine Conflict”: A UK Perspective on 06 June 2022 in the physical mode at the VIF with members of the strategic community and Brigadier Nick Sawyer, Defence Advisor, Bri...

Vimarsha Address by Dr Ajay Kumar, Defence Secretary, Govt. of India talk on 'India's Defence Reforms' The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) invited Dr Ajay Kumar, Defence Secretary, Govt. of India for a public discourse on 'India's Defence Reforms'. The talk was organised under the aegis of Vimarsha, a platform offered by the VIF to enable e...

VIF Reports 
Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: August 2022 In the month of August 2022 Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized a total of seven expert group, think tank, round table and eminent person interactions with most of them being hybrid but with increasing in person attendance. The month...

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: June 2022 In the month of June 2022 Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized two expert group, one think tank and one eminent person interaction with most of them being hybrid. The restricted interactions of the other expert groups were due to sche...

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: May 2022 In the month of May 2022 Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized five expert group interactions and one think tank interaction with most of them being hybrid. The dominant theme in most of the interactions was the Ukraine-Russia conflict...

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: March 2022 In the month of March 2022 Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized six expert group interactions with most of them being hybrid, the interaction of the strategic discussions group on the Ukraine crisis are for the first time being includ...

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