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 
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...

To the Moon and Beyond: Time for India to Strengthen its ‘Space’ Muscles Lunar exploration missions date back to the very beginning of space exploration itself. In over a year’s time following Sputnik, the advances in aerospace technologies were made to enable forays into our closest neighbour in outer space. The desire...

The Inevitable Security Dilemma of the Space The space age began with the launch of Sputnik in 1957 by the erstwhile USSR and transpired to be an eminent infrastructure to back the nuclear and conventional military capabilities of the two super powers in the cold war era, as it assuaged the mis...

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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