Welcome to Defence Research and Studies

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“Aspiring to become a reliable leading web-based platform for defence research and studies”


To become a leading web-based research and study platform on military affairs, military engineering systems, strategic technologies, aerospace, leadership, management, geopolitics, economics, healthcare, social welfare, biodiversity and clean energy with the support of veteran think tanks, research fellows, industry experts and to promote DRaS as a platform to boost indigenisation program for the benefit of Armed Forces and domestic industry and finally to create awareness among academia and students on military systems and future technologies.

Team DRaS

DRaS is a nonprofitable web-based think tank founded by a group of like-minded veterans of Indian Armed Forces to build a repository of shared wisdom and institutional memory for the betterment of defence research and studies in the country. DRaS has an elite group of veterans, professionals, scholars and young researchers to promote the culture of research and associated activities beyond a think tank. This is a professional membership organisation, where the team members are inducted by special invitation. Defence veterans and scholars who want to associate with DRaS can communicate to DRaS at email [email protected]

Focus Areas

DRaS is a web-based platform committed to becoming an ideal interface between military, academia and industry. The platform is focused to grow by inducting more scholars and researchers having varied domain expertise. DRaS is also focused on engaging MOU with associated organisations, academia and industry for the larger benefit of Armed Forces and Nation as a whole.


Defence Research and Studies organises regular events like webinar sessions, roundtable conference, online QA sessions, interviews and panel discussions on military affairs and other domains by involving the experts for the larger benefit of the society and nation. Only invitees are allowed to attend these sessions. The invitation can be obtained by contacting DRaS. Webinar sessions are recorded and are available for public consumption under the event menu.

Academic Research and Projects

There is a need to give added impetus to research activities in our country in the forthcoming years. Young aspirants can join DRaS as a ‘Trainee Research Associate’ and contribute to research studies on topics of their interest and publish their findings at DRaS platform. DRaS is also in the process of concluding MoU with few Universities for research programmes and encouraging defence studies as a curriculum. Many scholars of DRaS are available for consultancy in research and defence domains. DRaS is open to collaborate with academia and universities for supporting defence start-ups at campus incubators.

Industry Support

DRaS can provide consultant support to industry/ MSME clusters/ start-ups, especially for projects associated with defence. DRaS is networked to a large pool of veteran community who can help the industry in indigenisation of defence-related products and stores under the Make in India program. DRaS is also open to conclude MOU with academia, clusters and defence vendors of foreign origin for providing consultancy to meet the specific requirement of Indian Armed Forces. DRaS is rather a ‘DoTank’ than a ‘Think Tank’.

Articles to Publish

The articles being published are categorized under Military Affairs, Military Systems, Strategic Technologies, Aerospace, Leadership, Management, Social Welfare, Geopolitical, Economics, Biodiversity and Clean Energy. Military Veterans, Research Fellows and Industry Experts can contribute their views, thoughts and insights to DRaS in the form of articles and research findings. Entrepreneurs can present their innovative products and services specific to defence through featured articles.

Defence Research and Studies (DRaS) welcomes authors and research fellows to forward their articles for publishing. Articles are to be forwarded at email [email protected]. Authors are fully responsible for the facts they mention and the views they express in their articles. Articles rendered at DRaS are to be apolitical and should avoid direct criticism on the Government of India and people holding the highest office. Articles should also comply with the copyright regulations of India. The right to publish the articles squarely lies with the DRaS editorial team.

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