Take Aways from the New IAF Doctrine

The new Indian Air Force doctrine made available in the public domain has gone through various iterations and does incorporate aerospace aspects of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict also. There has been emphasis on capturing the growing role of aer

Innovation for Defence Excellence (iDEX): Where do We Stand?

Innovation for Defence Excellence (iDEX) and the Defence India Start-up Challenge (DISC) platforms The iDEX platform was launched in April 2018 under the DIO (Defence Innovation Organisation) and the aim was for “creation of an ecosystem to fost

DRDO-Industry Interaction on Improving the Defence R&D Ecosystem

(VIF organized an interaction among DRDO, Indian defence industry and the strategic community on 8th June 2022 on synergizing the Defence R&D ecosystem in India. Mr Hari Babu Srivastava, Director General Technology Management, DRDO apprised the atten

The US and NATO Withdrawal from Afghanistan and its Effect on the Afghanistan Air Force and the War

Introduction The US and coalition military forces are withdrawing from Afghanistan after 20 years. The decision was announced by the US president and the withdrawal completion date has been set as 11 Sept 2021. There were many actors which played a

The Virus Effect on India-China Trade

Coronavirus (CoV) has caught China in its grip, China and the world are trying to grasp the effect of this virus on its population both medically as well as economically. The World Health Organisation (WHO) describes it as “a large family of viruse

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