India’s dependence on foreign companies for its digital infrastructure, platform and device needs has severe commerce, citizen privacy, sovereignty and national security ramifications.
The IFIT (Independent Finance, Innovation & Technology) Research Forum is a progressive, nonpolitical, not-for-profit, think tank that conducts research on strategic systemic gaps in the India ecosystem and engages with the community to close those gaps.



Introduce and promote India oriented narratives and models deserving of an economy that is projected to be #2 in the world by the year 2050.


  • Conduct Research that provides inputs for startups, industry and government policy
  • Promote dialog on India opportunities in the 21st century
  • Promote startup entrepreneurship and support student orientation through grassroots engagement


Strategic Systemic Gaps

Here are the strategic systemic gaps in India that are of interest to us. Current Status refers to the current dominant actors and Desired State is what we work towards.



Transitioning Indian mindsets from Tier II to Tier I is the macro model for everything we do. Metrics that we are interested in are here.