Defence
DTIS – Keeping up the Pace and Momentum

On 30 Apr 2020 the Prime Minister (PM) held a meeting with various stakeholders to discuss ways to boost the Defence and Aerospace sector1. Within a fortnight of this important meeting, the Defence Minister has launched the Defence Testing....

Achieving Self Reliance through Indigenous R&D by DRDO /Industry - Part II

India is at the cusp of metamorphosing from a regional player to one with global clout. As India’s geo-political and economic ambitions grow, it needs to develop robust indigenous manufacturing capabilities and ecosystem to secure its ambition for ....

Beyond the COVID-19: Indian Defence Industry

The social media is bulging at seams in making unending predictions by the hour related to the ‘life after Covid’. The continuum ranges from a ‘total doomsday’ scenario painted by the naysayersto the ‘we will win’ and how the life will be....

Biotechnology and Biological Warfare – its Applicability to Indian Armed Forces

What is Biotechnology?
The technology which is based on biology is known as biotechnology which harnesses cellular and bio molecular processes to develop technologies and products that help improve our lives and the health of our planet.....

Drone Swarms: Bracing up with The New Threat

(This article linked with a previous article titled, Drone Swarms - a Growing Lethality. Where is the world? Where are we? published on the VIF portal on 06 Apr 20201.While the said article highlighted the growing lethality of th....

Armed Forces in Aid to Civilian Authorities in COVID-19 environment

COVID-19 has tested healthcare and associated infrastructure of nations like nothing else before. There are precedents e.g. the Spanish Flu, but none on the scale of COVID-19. Under such a catastrophic environment, the role of the Armed Forces in ass....

Drone Swarms -a Growing Lethality…. Where is the World? Where are We?

The credit of using the unmanned platform for the first time goes to Austria, when in1849 it attacked the Italian city of Venice using unmanned balloons loaded with explosives1. Surely, the Austrian warriors could have never imagined that ....

Defence Exports: Analysing the Armenian Success

On 01 Mar 2020, the media was abuzz with the breaking news of India having won a 40 million USD contract to supply four Swathi Weapon Locating Radars (WLR) to Armenia beating strong competitors like Russia and Poland1. A contract of th....

A Decade of Discourse on Defence Matters

This book is a compilation of 30 pioneering papers on issues connected with India's national defence. These papers are a part of the vast repository of VIF publications over the past decade of its functioning as a strategic think tank with the purpos....

India’s Military Bilateral & Multilateral Exercises in 2019 - A Compendium

The Indian armed forces form an important component in projecting the Government of India’s foreign policy on the world stage. India has always projected and cultivated a well-rounded relationship with its neighbours as well as with countries beyon....

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