Gurukul, an Educational Series under India–United States Defense Acceleration Ecosystem (INDUS-X), is a cornerstone of this innovation partnership, where industry (Indian/U.S.-based Primes), governments, and startups come together.

The Gurukul Educational Series is inspired by the ancient Indian Tradition of propagating education through learning via experience and discussions led by enlightened teachers and curious students. Through this series, we invite the visionaries of India and the U.S. for ‘semi-formal’ discussions with startups, students, innovators, and anyone willing and curious to learn more to develop deeper people-to-people ties.


  • Dr. Nick Vyas - Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Center for Global Supply Chain Management at the University of Southern California (USC) Marshall School of Business

  • Vikas Khitha - Vice President and Head of Corporate Offices of Larsen and Toubro Defence

  • Moderator: Alyssa Robertson - NSIN Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Liaison and Acting Midwest Regional Director

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What: INDUS X Educational Series: Gurukul Program Edition 3, Integrating and Diversifying Opportunities in Defense Supply Chain

When: April 10, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. EDT, 5:30 p.m. IST

Where: ZoomGov Webinar

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Participants must register for the event via the link below.

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About National Security Innovation Network

NSIN is a program office in the U.S. Department of Defense, nested within the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU). We are set up to collaborate with a wide variety of innovators to include universities, researchers, students, entrepreneurs and start-ups. We create opportunities for collaboration across communities and connect those that might not traditionally work in national security. Together, we help drive national security innovation and develop technologies that directly support the individuals responsible for protecting our country.