R.K. Narang

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  • Gp Capt (Dr) R.K. Narang, VM (Retd) is a former Indian Air Force (IAF) officer, and is currently Senior Fellow, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses. Click here for detailed profile.

    For India's Drone Challenges, Lessons From The Agni-V Feat

    March 31, 2024

    Senior Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt (Dr) RK Narang’s opinion piece ‘For India's Drone Challenges, Lessons From The Agni-V Feat’ was published by NDTV on 31 March 2024.

    The DRDO's capabilities, demonstrated in the missile programme, must be replicated in the UAV projects. UAVs, like missiles, are pivotal to the future of aerial warfare and must be prioritised to meet India's security needs. The missile programme offers several lessons in that direction, says Gp Capt (Dr) Narang.

    Aatmanirbharta Is The Focus In Centre's ₹ 84,000 Crore Defence Package

    February 22, 2024

    Senior Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt (Dr) RK Narang VM (Retd) authored an article ‘Aatmanirbharta is the Focus in Centre's Rs 84,000 Cr Defence Package’ that has been published on the NDTV website, on 22 February 2024.

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    Reforms in Indian Aviation/Drone Technician Certification Policy

    The certification process needs to be made agile and transparent for enhancing skilling to meet the requirements of the Indian aviation manufacturing and the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) industry.

    October 31, 2023

    ‘Anusandhan’-led ‘Atmanirbhar’ UAS Industry in India

    Policy and technology initiatives are important pillars for building high-value, high-technology industries. Information technology and automobile industries, despite their contribution to Indian economy, have remained relatively low-value industries as maximum profits go to foreign companies. The Indian unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry, led by start-ups and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), has the potential to change the trajectory and become intellectual property-led high-value industry.

    October-December 2022