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 
Quad Plus Dialogue The latest edition of the Quad Plus dialogue at the think tanks level was held on 20th September 2022 virtually. The topics discussed were a review of recent developments with the Quad, role of multi-lateral organisations in identifying opportunities...

Interaction with Dr. Daniel Markey at VIF Dr. Daniel Markey is a senior advisor on South Asia at the United States Institute of Peace. He is also a senior fellow at the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Foreign Policy Institute. VIF experts and ...

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...

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...

VIF Reports 
Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: October 2022 In the month of October 2022 Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized a total of five expert group meetings. This month’s report also contains the newly created Africa expert group’s first meeting discussions. Thus in the last two mon...

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: September 2022 In the month of September 2022 Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized a total of four expert group andone trilateral round table with most of them being hybrid. The month saw the commencement of a new expert group on climate change in w...

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...

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