Defence
VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 01-15 July 2022

DEFENCE DRDO conducts successful maiden flight of Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator. Indian Army organised the “Suraksha Manthan 2022”. New manufacturing facilities at Bharat Dynamics Limited. Indian Navy ships visit Singapore,...

VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 16-30 June 2022

DEFENCE Joint Military Exercise “Ex SAMPRITI-X” concludes. Extension of entry age: Agnipath Scheme. Agnipath – Raksha Mantri approves 10% reservation of jobs for Agniveers in Indian Coast Guard, Defence Civilian posts & 16 DPSUs....

VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 16-31 August 2021

DEFENCE Webinar between India & Malaysia on ‘Indian Defence Industry Global Outreach for Collaborative Partnership’. Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh to launch Defence India Startup Challenge 5.0. Indian Navy undertakes bilateral maritime...

VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 01-15 August 2021

DEFENCE Establishment of hotline between Indian Army and People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in North Sikkim. Joint press release of the 12th round of India-China corps commander level meeting. Eastern Fleet Ships on overseas operational deployment....

VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 16-31 July 2021

DEFENCE Raksha Mantri interacts with Defence Civilian Employees’ Federations on issues related to Corporatisation of OFB. Indian Navy accepts first batch of two MH-60r Multi Role Helicopters (MRH). Investment for Procurement of Indigenously...

A Review of Atmanirbharta Policies

The year 2020 can be described as an extraordinary year. COVID-19 wreaked havoc in all policy arenas, severely affecting public, economic, international relations. The Government of India meanwhile, has taken significant steps to promote the ‘...

Indonesian Defence Minister’s visit to India

The defence minister of Indonesia, General Prabowo Subianto was on a three day-visit to India from 26-28 July. The meeting was aimed at strengthening bilateral defence relationship. Two years ago, both countries elevated their relationship to a...

Drone Swarms: Bracing up with The New Threat

(This article linked with a previous article titled, Drone Swarms - a Growing Lethality. Where is the world? Where are we? published on the VIF portal on 06 Apr 20201.While the said article highlighted the growing lethality of the drone swarms, the...

Reflections on the Defence Budget 2018-19

The general features of the Defence Budget for 2018-19 are not different from those of the past. With a total outlay of Rs 4,04,365 cr, including Rs 1,08,853 cr towards pension liabilities, the defence outlay is 16.6 percent of the budgeted central...

Securing India : VIF Perspective | Issues & Trends | 2017

Geopolitics is witnessing a flux not seen in decades, treading an uncertain path in the hope to arrive at a new equilibrium. India's status in this equipoise, as and when it is achieved will be decided by how deftly it deals with the changes the...

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