Make in India
The significance of PM Modi's Visit to Russia

Background On July 8th and 9th, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, visited Moscow to participate in the 22nd India-Russia Summit with President Putin. The summit was a significant event in global geopolitics, allowing Prime Minister Modi...

Discussion on Establishing Defence Manufacturing Ecosystem in India

The VIF in collaboration with the IIT, Madras held a Roundtable Discussion on “Establishing Defence Manufacturing Ecosystem in India” at the VIF on 18th April 2024, where the participants deliberated the importance of establishing a defence...

Indian Army Chief’s visit to Uzbekistan and prospects of Indo-Uzbek Defence Cooperation

Background Chief of Army Staff (COAS) of the Indian Army, General Manoj Pande is on a three-day visit to Uzbekistan from 15-18 April. [1] In the backdrop of a fast-changing and unpredicted regional and international environment, this visit is highly...

VIF-CODISSIA meeting on Defence Manufacturing in India

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) and Coimbatore District Small Scale Industries Association (CODISSIA) held a virtual meeting on 31 January 2024. The meeting began with a presentation by CEO, CDIIC, Dr B. Vinodh Kumar and then remarks...

Science and Technology (S&T) Digest 1-15 November 2023, Issue 25

In this Issue I. Defence and Security Three-day ‘India Manufacturing Show’ Held in Bengaluru Self-reliant Approach to Meet the Challenges in the Maritime Domain IAF Contingent Participates in the Biennial Dubai Airshow Indo-Pacific Regional...

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 billion...

Science and Technology (S&T) Digest (1-15 August 2023), Issue 19

In this Issue I. Defence and Security Capital Procurement of Defence Equipment for Armed Forces Technology Development Fund Scheme Achieving Self-Reliance in Defence Sector Induction of Electric Vehicles in Army II. STI in Space Sector Aditya-...

Atmanirbharta in Defence: Approval of 4th Positive Indigenisation List

The Hindi term "Atmanirbharta" means "self-reliance" or "self-sufficiency." In the defence domain, "Atmanirbharta" refers to India's objective of becoming self-sufficient in defence capabilities, reducing reliance on other nations for defence...

Science and Technology (S&T) Digest, 1-15 March 2023, Issue 9

In this Issue I. Defence and Security Procurement of 70 HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft and Cadet Training Ships DRDO Conducts Flight Tests of Very Short-Range Air Defence System Missile Flight-Test of DRDO’s Indigenous Power Take off Shaft...

Science and Technology (S&T) Digest, 16-28 February 2023, Issue 8

In this Issue I. Defence and Security Missile Cum Ammunition (MCA) Barge, Yard 75 (LSAM 7) Launched Keel Laying of Second and Third Ship at M/s CSL, Kochi Successful Landing and Take-off of the LCA Navy on Aircraft Carrier, INS Vikrant First...

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