Technological and Scientific Studies
Talk on Secure Communication in the Quantum World

In the emerging quantum world, establishing quantum secure communication is quite demanding and challenging affair. The quantum era is governed by rules of Quantum Physics, which has led to the development of quantum technologies aiming to harness ap....

Talk on Semiconductor Technology

The VIF under the S&T series organised a talk on “Semiconductor Technology: A Perspective on the Future of Intelligent Systems” by Prof Manan Suri, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi on 23 November 2....

Semiconductor Technology : A Perspective on the Future of Intelligent Systems

(The Report outlined below is based on a talk given by Prof Manan Suri, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT, Delhi at the VIF on 23 November 2023. It is enriched by the valuable inputs provided by the senior members from the armed services, ....

Bestowing Padma Award to Honour Foxconn’s Young Liu

Premise
The list of 132 Padma awardees on this Republic Day had a unique recipient this time around. Young Liu, the CEO of Foxconn, a Taiwanese company which is the world’s largest contract manufacturer of electronics
Legal Aspects of General Electric and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited F414 Engines Deal

Introduction
In a path-breaking defence deal, US’s General Electric (GE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) on 22nd June 2023, to co-produce F414 engines for Tejas Light Combat ....

Talk on Meta-materials for Stealth Technology

On 27 September 2023, the VIF under its Science and Technology (S&T) series organized a talk by Dr Kumar Vaibhav Srivastava on “Metamaterials for Stealth Technology”. Dr Srivastava is currently Professor and Head, Department of Electrical Enginee....

Talk on Electronics, Trade and Geopolitics

As a part of Science and Technology (S&T) series, the VIF organised a talk by Shri Virat Bhatia, Managing Director, Apple India, who spoke on “Electronics, Trade and Geopolitics” at the VIF on 21 September 2023. The talk was followed by a discuss....

VIF-FICCI Homeland Security Conference 2023: Cyber, AI & Data Analytics for Internal Security

There has been much contemplation on the development of new technologies and their role in the progress of our societies. It is widely observed that when a nation is on a progress path with new technologies, the security aspect has been the least con....

Challenges in Reforms of DRDO

The Government of India has set up a nine-member committee to revamp the Department of Defence Research and Development (DR&D) and the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) which, though technically separate entities, segue seamlessly ....

India’s Defence Exports: Recent Trends and the Way Forward

In a highly competitive international defence market, India has recently made its mark and has huge opportunity to become a significant player. India’s defence exports have reached to an all-time high of approximately ₹16,000crore (US $ 1.94 bill....

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