R&D
Boosting electronics manufacturing in India

By 2025, India aims to achieve a GDP of $5 trillion and a digital economy of $1 trillion. Since electronics underpin manufacturing, the demand for electronic products will rise to $400 billion by 2025. To meet the growing demand for electronic...

Vimarsha on India's Efforts towards Developing a Vaccine to Fight the Coronavirus by Prof. K Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser, GOI

On 10 July, 2020, the Vivekananda International Foundation conducted an online Vimarsha lecture on India's Efforts towards Developing a Vaccine to Fight the Coronavirus. The speaker for the session was Prof. K Vijay Raghvan, the Principal Scientific...

Igniting Total Factor Productivity Growth in Indian Economy

For decades, India has looked upon China as competitor in the economic sphere and rightly so. Indian civilization has historically been an economic superpower for centuries ahead of China. It was inevitable in contemporary economic history that a...

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...

Discussion on Report on STEM Education in collaboration with Association of Indian Universities

The Vivekananda International Foundation organized a seminar to discuss a VIF taskforce report on STEM education in India launched in 2019. The report, titled, “Towards More Effective Education: Emergence of STEM Education in India” was written...

Vimarsha: DRDO’s Achievements in Defence Indigenization

On, Dr G. Satheesh Reddy, Secretary, Department of Defence and Chairman DRDO was invited for a talk on ‘Achievements in Defence Indigenization’ under the aegis of the Vivekananda International Foundation’s Vimarsha lecture series. Dr Reddy has made...

Round Table Dialogue on Economic Survey and Union Budget

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a round table dialogue (RTD) on 12 February 2018, to discuss the Economic Survey 2017-18, and the Union Budget 2018-19. The panel comprised of eminent economists Dr Surjeet Bhalla (Member,...

Talk by Professor Umberto Sulpasso on 'Gross Domestic Knowledge Product' in the context of India

The Vivekananda International Foundation organized a talk by Professor Umberto Sulpasso on 18 December 2017 on Global Domestic Knowledge Product (GDKP) and its significance to India. The other panellists were Dr Rajiv Kumar (Vice-Chairman, NITI...

India’s National Defence; Gautam Banerjee, Pentagon Press, New Delhi, 2017, pp 278, INR 995

The book India’s National Defence defines India’s Defence Reforms and Military Modernisation which it must undertake to meet the strategic challenges of the 21st Century. The book lucidly brings out India’s inability to optimise its military success...

Vimarsha on Indigenising Technology and Production in Defence – India’s Survival Need with Dr. V. K. Saraswat

On 11th November 2013, Vivekananda International Foundation invited Dr. V. K. Saraswat, former Director General of DRDO and former Scientific Advisor to the Ministry of Defence, to deliver a talk on Indigenising Technology and Production in Defence...

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