Kapil Patil was an Associate Fellow (2017-2019) at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi. His research interests include defence procurement, S&T policy, emerging technologies, nuclear policy and national security-related issues. He holds PhD from School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Previously, he worked as Senior Research Fellow at the Indian Pugwash Society, New Delhi for the BRNS-DAE research project and co-authored a book titled, India’s Nuclear Energy Programme: Challenges, Prospects, and Public Concerns (Pentagon Press. 2014). He is the recipient of the 2018 Emerging Leaders Fellowship conferred by the Korean Ministry of Unification, and also an alumnus of the Nuclear History Boot Camp (2011) jointly organised by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC and the University of Roma Tre. His research is featured in academic journals as well as in current affairs magazines such as Global Energy Monitor, Nautilus, The Diplomat, Swaraj, and the CBW Magazine.

Contributions 
2019 में विश्व परमाणु व्यवस्था: समीक्षा वर्ष 2019 के दौरान विश्व परमाणु व्यवस्था में दो महत्वपूर्ण रुझान दिखे हैं - परमाणु अस्त्रों का प्र...

Global Nuclear Order in 2019: A Review The year 2019 has precipitated two important trends in the global nuclear order namely, an unstable deterrence environment, and worsening tensions between nuclear and non-nuclear weapon possessor states over the pace of nuclear reductions. According ...

Can the Integrated Battle Groups Reinforce India’s Conventional Deterrence? In a significant decision last month, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has officially cleared the proposal for launching the first Integrated Battle Group (IBG) under the Indian Army’s 9 Corps, which will be deployed along India’s Western Border....

CDS Appointment: An Opportunity to Streamline Defence Acquisitions Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day announcement from the ramparts of Red Fort to create Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) constitutes a major milestone in the history of India’s defence reforms1. The appointment of CDS was one...

What Can India Learn from China’s ‘Indigenous Innovation’ Policies In recent years, ‘indigenous innovation’ has become the buzzword in China’s industrial paradigm for promoting the development of Chinese domestic standards and technologies. Outlined in the 2006 National Medium-and Long-Term Program for Science...

Outreach 
Balancing Economic Imperatives in India-Russia Civil Nuclear Cooperation Published in Nuclear Asia on 20th September 2019....

Between aspiration and reality Published in The Pioneer on 2nd August 2019....

India’s new template for counterterrorism Published in Policy Forum on 1st April 2019...

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