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Interaction with H.E. Mr. Hyun Cho, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to India

On 21 June 2016, VIF hosted the Ambassador of South Korea to India H.E. Hyun Cho for an internal discussion on ‘India-South Korea relations and the way forward’. A large panel of eminent policy experts, Air Marshal PS Ahluwalia, Amb Ashok Sajjanhar, Amb Ashok Kantha

Round Table Discussion on “India’s Indian Ocean Strategy”

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) recently convened a Round Table Discussion (RTD) on ‘India’s Indian Ocean Strategy’. The discussion was intended to examine the steps that India needs to take, to construct

Visit of Delegation from the Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS), UK

An eighteen-member delegation from the Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS), led by Major General Simon Leslie Peters, visited the VIF on 08 Jun, 2016 for an interaction that focused, among other things, on India’s foreign policy imperatives amidst the rise in multispectral threat scenario across the region and beyond.

Seminar on India-China Maritime Cooperation

The VIF organised a Seminar on ‘India-China Maritime Cooperation’ in collaboration with a few Chinese think tanks namely, Naval Research Institute of PLAN, the National Institute for South China Sea Studies (NISCSS) and the Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese Academy Of Social Sciences (CASS) on 16 and 17 May 2016.

CM Mehbooba Mufti - Has She Finally Arrived?

Winning the By-Election is only the beginning

In India, traditionally a by-election to the State Assembly to technically endorse the constitutional legitimacy of an incumbent Chief Minister’s continuance in office, normally does not evoke a great deal of political interest.

Lessons from Mizoram Insurgency and Peace Accord 1986

Signed on 30 June 1986, between the Mizo National Front (MNF) and the Government of India, the Mizo Accord so far remains the only successful Peace Accord of its kind in independent India’s history.

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Gun Violence at Pulse in Orlando in United States: The American Response to Gun Running and the Jihadi Dimension

The Pulse mass shooting in Orlando is a horrendous and atrocious event which beats the American nation, its establishment and its people at their famed homeland security management. One perception contends that Orlando

China’s Second Great Wall

Over the last year or so, but more so over the last month, a view has been doing the rounds of China building another “Great Wall”. References to this Chinese Great Wall have been made by the US Secretary of Defense

मुश्किल में कश्मीर

1947 में विभाजन से पहले के दिनों में जब उत्‍तर पश्चिम भारत का ज्‍यादातर हिस्‍सा सांप्रदायिक उन्‍माद से ग्रस्‍त था, उस समय पड़ोसी राज्‍य जम्‍मू-कश्‍मीर में किसी भी प्रकार के सांप्रदायिक तनाव का कोई संकेत नहीं मिला। इससे महात्‍मा गांधी को सांत्‍वना मिली, जिन्‍होंने अपनी आत्‍मकथा में लिखा, ‘‘जम्‍मू–कश्‍मीर में मुझे उम्‍मीद की किरण नजर आती है।’’

Information and Communication Technologies: Key to Transform India

The Digital Era ushered in by the ICTs and Media has opened up exciting possibilities for the country. India realized the potential of ICT for all round development and started building the infrastructure and capacities in the mid-nineties. She is now poised to make a big transformation that will alter the very fabric of society.

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Japanese Polity Weighs on Abenomics

The next round of elections to the Upper House of Parliament, the Diet in Japan will be held on 10 July. The Diet, divided into an Upper House or the House of Councilors and a Lower House, the House of Representatives, has a varying schedule of elections.

Southeast Asia Can’t Get Enough of Israel’s Weapons

Present-day Israeli foreign policy is giving considerable attention to the Southeast Asian countries, namely Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Myanmar. In the past few years, there has been

बातचीत के बदले हक है आतंकवाद?

पाकिस्‍तानी प्रधानमंत्री के विदेशी मामलों के सलाहकार सरताज अजीज ने पिछले दिनों एक साक्षात्‍कार में हास्‍यास्‍पद आरोप लगाया कि भारत आतंकवाद को पाकिस्‍तान से बातचीत नहीं करने के बहाने के तौर पर इस्‍तेमाल कर रहा है। उन्‍होंने धूर्तता के साथ यह दावा भी किया कि पाकिस्‍तान ने पठानकोट आतंकी हमले

Implementation, Key to Good Governance

Where failure is not an option

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reportedly told his ministerial colleagues during a recent interaction that it was time to redouble efforts to effectively implement various pronouncements of the Government.

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