What Do We Do?

Apart from archiving and delivering quality research contents, DRaS also organises events like webinar sessions, online sessions and interviews on military affairs and other domains by involving the experts for the larger benefit of society and nation in a web-based format. Monthly webinars are conducted by the young scholars of DRaS-Praghna Research Internship programme. Only invitees are allowed to attend these sessions. The invitation can be obtained by contacting DRaS. Interviews are often given by veterans on varied topics and are available in video format on the ‘DRaS Talks’ channel.

There is a need to give added impetus to research activities and innovations in our country in the forthcoming years. Young aspirants can join DRaS as a ‘Research Associate’, contribute to the research studies and publish their findings on the DRaS platform. DRaS is in partnership with a few Universities to encourage defence studies as a curriculum. DRaS is open to collaborating with academia and universities for devising and conducting tailored defence-specific curricula for students under an Edutech start-up DRaSi Learning focussing on Emerging Defence, Aerospace and Maritime Technology. DRaS also facilitate certified internship programs on “Research and Research Writing” in collaboration with the Praghna Centre for Research. Colleges/ Universities and other aspirants can always join this program and benefit from the experienced mentors. DRaS can provide consultant support to industry/ MSMEs/ start-ups, especially for projects associated with a defence under DRaSi Projects. DRaS is networked to a large pool of veteran communities who can help the industry in the indigenisation of defence-related products and stores under the ‘Make in India’ program. DRaS is also open to defence vendors of foreign origin for providing consultancy to meet the specific requirements of the Indian Armed Forces. DRaS is a ‘Do-Tank’ rather than a ‘Think-Tank’.