A knowledge entity may theoretically be led or pursued by an individual, but it can not succeed in its objectives if collective spirits are missing from its missions.
Indicia is no different. It believes in collective efforts as a guiding principle of survival and excellence.
Indicia is currently coordinated (neither led nor directed in literal sense of the term) by Deba R Mohanty, a leading expert in Indian DSTI affairs with more than 20 years of academic, public policy and professional research experience.
Indicia boasts of a formidable multi-disciplinary team of domain experts. Most of the senior team members are retired from government services with enormous amount of knowledge and practical experience. In addition, the team Indicia also has experienced members from strategic studies research institutions, media, legal and financial professions with interests in Indian DSTI affairs.
Indicia, as a fusion knowledge entity, has three inter-twined sets of objectives:
Creation of a Knowledge Universe on Indian DSTI Base for larger audience;
Contributing to reduction of knowledge deficits in Indian DSTI Base;
Catering to specific needs of clients and stakeholders of Indian DSTI Base
Through the above sets of objectives, Indicia tries to provide its larger audience a source of processed knowledge on Indian defence and strategic affairs in general and DSTI Base in particular.
It also, through its in-depth research based knowledge products, helps clients and stakeholders in understanding the Indian DSTI Base better.
Indicia’s larger audiences includeindividuals, institutions, governments, international organisations, defence related companies, financial business entities and consulting outfits that are interested in Indian defence and strategic affairs.
‘Indicia’ literally means ‘a distinct idea’. True to it’s meaning, Indicia Research and Advisory aims to provide strategic research services to its clients and stakeholders that are interested in Indian Defence, S&T and Industrial (DSTI) base.
Indicia consistently triesto understand, construct and deconstruct finer nuances and dynamics of Indian defence and strategic affairs, especially in the DSTI domains. This refined wisdom is derived through a fusion research approach, which is a concoction of processed information accumulated through public and non-public sources. It blends academic, public policy research, techno-industrial knowledge, strategic advisory services for accumulation and dissemination of knowledge.
Thus, Indicia fills a vacuum in contemporary knowledge domains of national defence and strategic affairs in general and DSTI base in particular.
And, this is what makes Indicia a truly ‘distinct idea’, whose time has indeed come.