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 
आईएनएस अरिहंत की निवारक गश्त: भारत की परमाणु स्थिति में मील का अहम पत्थर भारत के प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने 5 नवंबर को ऐलान किया कि भारत की पहली पूरी तह स्वदेश में डिज...

A Welcome Verdict on Rafale Deal In a landmark judgment last week, India’s Supreme Court has summarily dismissed all the petitions challenging the price and propriety of the deal involving the acquisition of 36 Rafale Fighter Jets.1 Declining the petitions, the Supreme ...

INS Arihant’s Deterrence Patrol: A Critical Milestone in India’s Nuclear Posture On November 05, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the successful completion of deterrence patrol by country’s first indigenously designed and built nuclear power submarine, INS Arihant.1 This marks an important leap in co...

20 Years of India’s Nuclearisation: Retrospect and Prospect On 11th & 13th May 1998, India surprised the world by conducting five nuclear tests in the Pokhran deserts of Rajasthan.1 The tests marked the end of India’s long ambivalence vis-à-vis the nuclear weapons and set i...

Commentary: Forging a ‘Korean Nuclear Deal’: The Beginning of a Long Road In an unprecedented development last week, the U.S. President Donald Trump announced the acceptance of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s invitation to hold a summit meeting and discuss the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.1 Mr. K...

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