Bipindra N.C on Exploring the Defence Tech Landscape (#018)

About Bipindra N.C.

Bipindra N.C. has over 25 years of experience as a Journalist.

He has worked previously as the India Defence Correspondent for Bloomberg News, the Defence Affairs Editor of The New Indian Express and The Sunday Standard, the Senior Assistant Editor with Indo-Asian News Service, and Chief Defence Correspondent of The Press Trust of India, all based out of New Delhi.

Bipin is the Founder and Editor of Defence Capital and Political Capital.

He is an alumnus of Madurai Kamaraj University and Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College, Chennai.

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Selected Links and Show Notes

Selected Links

  1. Connect with Bipindra NC
    1. Twitter
    2. LinkedIn
  2. Defence Capital
    1. Website
    2. Twitter
  3. The Indian Armed Forces
    1. Army
    2. Navy
    3. Air Force
  4. Gen. Bipin Rawat
  5. Defence.Capital Impact: India releases policy on simulators for armed forces training
  6. Zen Technologies
    1. Website
    2. Twitter
    3. LinkedIn
  7. Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX)
    1. Website
    2. Twitter
  8. Defence Innovation Startup Challenges
  9. ideaForge
    1. Website
    2. Twitter
    3. LinkedIn
  10. Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE – IIT Bombay)
    1. Website
    2. Twitter
    3. LinkedIn
  11. NewSpace Research and Technologies
    1. Website
    1. LinkedIn
  12. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
    1. Wikipedia
    2. Website
    3. Twitter
    4. LinkedIn
  13. Agni Missiles
  14. Arjun Tanks
  15. Siachen
    1. Glacier
    2. Conflict
  16. Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment(SASE, Chandigargh)
  17. Department of Defence Protection
    1. Website
    2. Defence Public Sector Units
  18. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
    1. Wikipedia
    2. Website
    3. Twitter
    4. LinkedIn
  19. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
    1. Wikipedia
    1. Website
    2. Twitter
    3. LinkedIn
  20. Bharat Dynamics Limited
  21. Defence Acquisition Council (DAC)
  22. Ordinance Factory Board
  23. Palantir Technologies
    1. Wikipedia
    2. Website
    3. Twitter
    4. LinkedIn
  24. In-Q-Tel (VC arm of CIA)
  25. Anduril Industries
    1. Wikipedia
    1. Website
    2. Twitter
    3. LinkedIn
  26. DARPA
  27. Sputnik
  28. List of Technologies developed by DRDO
  29. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
  30. Embraer
  31. MKU (Kanpur, Personal Protection Kit)
  32. Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
  33. New Education Policy
  34. Steve Jobs – Walter Issacson
    1. Paperback
    2. Kindle
  35. Dr. Ajay Kumar (Defence Secretary of India)

Show Notes

  1. On the origins of Defence.Capital
  2. Transformations in the Defence sector fuelled by Startups
  3. iDEX – The Startup Capital for Defence Technology
  4. Opportunities to build Unicorns in Defence Tech
  5. The Structure of the Indian Defence Ecosystem
  6. Differences between India and the United States’ Defence Product Development
  7. Possibilities of India setting up it’s own version of DARPA
  8. How Should India should structure its own Defence Development Initiatives?
  9. Knowledge and Skills Veterans bring to the Private Sector
  10. On why fields such as Nuclear Engineering, BioTech, and Earth Sciences are underrated
  11. Favourite Book
  12. What the word successful means to Bipin
  13. Four Guests Bipin would invite for his Dream Dinner
  14. Advice Bipin would give a student entering University today
  15. The best piece of advice received by Bipin
  16. A guest Bipin would like to see on ContraMinds

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