Kapil Patil is Associate Fellow at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi. His research focuses on nuclear energy, WMD-proliferation, science, technology &national security-relatedissues. Prior to joining VIF, he worked with the Indian Pugwash Society, New Delhi where he was associated with the BRNS-DAE research project. He is a co-author of the book titled, “India’s Nuclear Energy Programme: Challenges, prospects, and public concerns” published in 2014. He is also affiliated with Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP) and participated in Nuclear History Boot Camp in May 2011. His research has featured in the academic journal, as well as in various current-affairs magazines such as Global Energy Monitor, Nautilus, The Diplomat, CBW Magazine, etc.

Contributions 
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...

What does recent sentencing of its officials tell about the Pakistan Army redefining the contours of ‘nationalism’? Two former senior army officials and a civilian working for what the army termed as "sensitive organization" were awarded rigorous sentences under the Pakistan Army Act and Official Secrets Act on charges of espionage. While Lt. Gen (Retd) Javed Iqba...

After INF, the Future of New-START Hangs in Balance After the U.S. decision to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Force (INF) Treaty early this year, the uncertainty surrounding the extension of New-START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) is growing with each passing day. President Trump and...

Limitations of Trump’s “Maximum Pressure” Strategy on North Korea On 30 November 2018, the Japanese agencies spotted the North Korean vessels engaged in offshore ship-to-ship transfers with foreign vessels conducting illegal activities on the consecutive days.1 The offshore couplings is among the scores ...

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

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