Radhika Daga is a scholar, writer and analyst with an experience on a wide range of subjects ranging from radicalisation in the state of Kerela to the geopolitics of Indo-Pacific to Counter-space technologies. Her area of focus at the VIF is the application of Science and Technology in national security and strategic matters. She has got published with Outlook India, and other vernacular print media on varied topical affairs in this discipline. She holds an MA in Defence and Strategic Studies from Panjab University.

Contributions 
Hydroxychloroquine: Pandemic, Parasites and Politics In this six month long mercurial quest for the treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infected patients, winners are far from declared. Among the various antiviral treatments tested or deployed to inhibit the viral growth, hydroxychloroquine has had an unparalleled...

COVID-19: Visible Arrows, but Still in the Quiver The pandemic outbreak has caught almost the entire global population on the hop. The rare retreat from the regular has sent the world in a tizzy. However, while this indefinite hiatus has put a halt on the “natural” course of actions, the researc...

Experiments & Applications: S&T in Coronavirus Pandemic Throughout the history of pandemics, technology has played its role in many ways in proliferating infectious diseases to a wider area. However, it’s the same science and technology (S&T) research and innovations that also provide a way out of such ...

Technology 2019: Another Year of Breakthroughs Introduction The world is at the cusp of Fourth Industrial Revolution. 2019 has emphasised on the opportunities and growth from a sound digital economy. Technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, Internet of Things (IOT)...

Digital Empowerment of Myanmar Introduction On Oct 1, 2019, Myanmar celebrated “U-day”, to mark the official transition from its homegrown digital font Zawgyi (pronounced as “zaw-jee”) to a unified font conforming to the international standards of “Unicode...

Book Published / Book Reviews 
A Lifetime of Moulding Technology and Science Policy in India: A Festschrift in Honour of Professor Ashok Parthasarathi, Editor: Sachin Chaturvedi, Academic Foundation, 2017, 128 pp, ISBN: 9789332703551, Price: Rs 795 Science and Technology (S&T) has assumed great salience in India’s development and security matrix. In last few years’ policy initiatives like Make-in-India, Start-up-India and Digital India Programme have further given an impetus to this thought...

Event Reports 
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 u...

Introduction to Indian Strategic Thinking for Diplomats 2.0 On 17 February 2020, VIF held the second workshop for foreign diplomats posted in embassies based in New Delhi. It was the second time this initiative was taken to bring together diplomats from countries around the world and introduce them to the co...

India’s Space Programme: Achievements and Prospects On 17th January 2020, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) held its monthly ‘Vimarsha’ lecture series on the important subject of India’s Space Programme. Dr A.S Kiran Kumar, former Chairman ISRO, was invited to speak on the opportunities...

Workshop on Indian Ethos in Management and Business Introduction The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted a two-day workshop titled ‘Indian Ethos in Management’ for scholars, students, mid-career professionals and business persons in an attempt to formulate and create a na...

Homeland Security Conference 2019, on ‘Innovation led Cyber Security Management’, Jointly Organised by the VIF and the FICCI, 22-23 August 2019, New Delhi The ‘Homeland Security Conference 2019 on ‘Innovation led Cyber Security Management’ was the 3rd edition, jointly organised by the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), and the FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry...

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