Defence
Longewala December 1971: If it Was Fought as a Unified Theatre Command Battle

Longewala- an Opportunity Lost
On 4 December 1971 when Indian forces were advancing into erstwhile East Pakistan, the Pakistanis decided to advance into Rajasthan along Axis Ramgarh – Jaisalmerand beyond. It was past midnight when sixty....

VIF Interaction with Foreign Military/Defence Attaches Posted in New Delhi

VIF organised a briefing cum discussion on the topics of ‘India’s Approach to Multilateralism’ and ‘India and J & K Issue on 26 Sept 2022 at the VIF’s premises. There were about 40 military/Defence Attaches along with some other diplomatic....

Security Vision 2047: A Hundred Years since Independence

… India must become the bulwark of an alternative Asian and international security system … in this context India’s continental threat gravitates on the defensive construct of ‘not ceding an inch of territory,’ and limited-depth offensives.....

A ‘Quiet’ Test with a ‘Big’ Impact

The brief news item about the successful test-fire of the indigenously developed Very Short Range Air Defence System (VSHORAD) by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) from the Interim Test Range at Chandipur on 27 Sep 2022

Roles and Tasks of India’s Defence R&D vis-a-vis USA’s RDT&E - A Preliminary Analysis

While developing a range of products for the Armed Forces - covering electronics, sensors, weapons, missiles, armored vehicles, combat vehicles, aircrafts, unmanned systems, advanced computing systems and advanced materials – India’s Defence Res....

Ukraine-Russia War: Lessons for Future of War

Debates about the future of war are as old as war itself. Currently, it is normal to reflect on future wars by highlighting the over-arching importance of artificial intelligence, space, quantum computing, block-chain technologies, robotics, and the ....

Talk by Shri Atul D. Rane, Scientist ‘H’, Outstanding Scientist and DG BrahMos, DRDO

Vivekananda International Foundation and DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) together have interactions in which eminent and distinguished speakers from DRDO have given presentations to the think tanks, industry, startups, military, ....

Interaction with Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS) Lt. Gen BS Raju, UYSM, AVASM

VIF organisned a talk and interaction with Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS) Lt. Gen BS Raju, UYSM, AVASM on "Measures Being Adopted to Enhance the Combat Potential of Indian Army including the Agniveers" on 21 July 2022 from 1100 to 1230 hours at th....

Joint VIF-ARTRAC-IIM Indore Capsule on Strategic Leadership and Perspective Planning Programme (23-26 Aug 2022)

VIF in collaboration with Army War College/Army Training Command and IIM Indore organized a three day capsule on “Strategic Leadership and Perspective Planning” programme for recently approved three star generals at the Vivekananda International ....

Indigenization of Defence Production: India’s Journey from Vision to Outcomes

The Changing Landscape of Defence Production in India
In 2013 India was the top importer of arms. This dubious distinction stayed for the next five years- accounting for 12% of total global imports by all the countries
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