Jul 06, 2021
Before the new millennium rolled in and we saw rapid, accelerated development of technology across various spectrums, the idea of ‘artificial intelligence’ and ‘quantum computing’ were the domain of science fiction literature, even though the theoretical underpinnings in quantum theory and mechanics had been around for several decades. Today, however, the debate has shifted from whether it is a possibility to when it will become a possibility. Artificial intelligence (“AI”) and Machine Learning…
Abhinav Srivastava
Jul 06, 2021
The Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the nation’s premier institution under the union ministry of Defence, tasked with spearheading defence research and innovation has yet again proved itself to be a crucial part in India’s Covid-19 challenge.  We are all aware of the devastating impact of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India in terms of overwhelming the healthcare system while shocking the entire nation with its ferocity. As a consequence, help and…
Invest India
Jul 06, 2021
Introduction India’s aerospace, and more generally the military and defense sector, stands at a vital crossroad in time: There is no other nation which possesses such impressive science and technology capabilities to build satellites and launch vehicles, build IRBMs, contemporary fighter planes, nuclear weapons and be counted as a leading global power in Information technology – and yet remains dependent so deeply and extensively on imports for defence equipment. The process of transformation…
Abhinav Srivastava
Jul 06, 2021
Introduction The defense industry has always been known for two important characteristics – being technological innovation-intensive and consolidated. Historically, sharp declines in government-backed spending often tend to result in dramatic instances of consolidation in the defence industry, as witnessed across several territorial jurisdictions, most notably the defence sectors in the USA and developed European nations (post 1980s). These strong waves of consolidation in the sector have…
Abhinav Srivastava
Jul 06, 2021
Invest India and the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to help support the execution of the Technology Development Fund Scheme on 17 April 2020. The agreement was signed and expediently operationalized by Invest India by transferring resources from existing teams. At the culmination of the first year of the MoU, the TDF Desk at Invest India has its own dedicated staff who have already augmented and improved the operations of the…
Sidharth Choudhary
Nov 18, 2020
The Indigenisation of Indian Defence Sector can be understood as the capability to develop and produce defence equipment within the country for the purpose of achieving self-reliance and reducing the burden of imports. The Indian Defence Sector aims to design, develop and lead the production of state-of-the-art sensors, weapon systems, platforms and allied equipment for the Indian Defence Services. With the mission to provide technological solutions to the Defence Services in order to optimise…
Rhythm Garg
Oct 01, 2020
India, ever since its existence has fostered growth and improvement to build a better society, from areas ranging from mathematics to the advanced sciences. In the context of defence, it is home to the second-largest military in the world (by active personnel). It hosts exceptional defence capabilities built through a culture centered around cutting edge and disruptive innovations by communities which embrace innovation and vote in ways which promote it.    The defence as an…
Ronak Singh
Oct 01, 2020
In 2015, the Government of India aligned itself to a vision of making India the hub of indigenous manufacturing for serving the world. As a part of this vision, the Ministry of Defence, with the Defence Research and Development Organization [DRDO] as its executioner, envisaged the same vision to build a strong self – sufficiency in regards to defence innovations, production and manufacturing by means of incentivization.  The bottomline of this vision is simple: an Indian Company, owned by…
Sayan Ganguly