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 
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 
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...

Vimarsha: "Shaping the Armed Forces to meet likely Current and Future Challenges", by General BipinRawat, Chief of Defence Staff. Under the Vimarsha series of lectures organized by the VIF on 07 April 2021,General Bipin Rawat, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, ADC, Chief of Defence Staff spoke on 'Shaping the Armed Forces to meet likely Current and Future Challenges'. It was foll...

Interaction between UK’s Chief of Defence and the Vivekananda International Foundation on UK’s “Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy”. On 21 April 2021, Vivekananda International Foundation members had a virtual Interaction with UK’s Chief of Defence Staff General Sir Nicholas PatrickCarter, GCB, CBE, DSO, ADC Gen. The interaction was focussed on the Indo-Pacific security and UK...

VIF Reports 
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...

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: February 2022 The month of February 2022 at Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) was filled with meetings and dialogues. In the month VIF organized four expert group interactions, and three dialogues with Russia (Russian International Affairs Council), Japa...

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: January 2022 Vivekananda International Foundation organized four expert group interactions, and an ongoing dialogue with the American think tank; Centre for New American Studies (CNAS) through webinars in the month of January 2022. All these interactions and dia...

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: December 2021 Vivekananda International Foundation organized two expert group interactions through webinars in the month of December 2021. The reduced number of expert groups meetings were due to previous commitments, and holidays for most of the participants. How...

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