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Interaction with H.E. Ms. Harinder Sidhu, Australian High Commissioner to India

On 15 July 2016, the VIF invited H.E. Ms. Harinder Sidhu, Australia’s High Commissioner to India, for a talk on ‘India-Australia Relations and the Way Forward’ followed by an interactive session.

Round Table Discussion on the ‘Developments in Afghanistan: Implications and Options for India’

In continuation of a long series of seminars and discussions on the future of Afghanistan, held by the VIF from time to time since 2009, a fresh round of discussion on the ‘Developments in Afghanistan: Implications and Options for India’,

RTD on ‘Making Defence Acquisitions Work’

With India’s estimated defence expenditure on capital acquisitions likely to cross over $150 billion over the next decade, the imperative to streamline India’s defence acquisition processes and making it more flexible, transparent and fast-track

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

Russia, Europe and The United States: Emerging Power Play

"The Soviet Union ceased to exist twenty-five years ago but tensions between Russia and the West have remained high despite the end of the Cold War. The West still seems to be struggling to come to terms with the reality of a post-Soviet Russia and is not clear how to craft its policies towards a Russia that seeks to “regain its lost prestige” under Putin. This work seeks to examine Russia’s trajectory and Western attitudes toward Moscow and analyze the reasons for Russia’s new assertiveness and the global implications of this emerging power play in Eurasia"

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तथ्यों के प्रकाश में कश्मीर घाटी की जनता के नाम एक खुला पत्र

आतंकी बुरहान की सुरक्षा बलों के द्वारा मौत के बाद एक बार फिर पाक सेना तथा आइएसआइ ने कश्मीर घाटी को हिंसा की आग में उसी प्रकार झोंकने का प्रयास किया है जिस प्रकार पाक समर्पित तालिबान ने अफगानिस्तान में किया था।

Half Lion: How PV Narasimha Rao Transformed India; Vinay Sitapati; Penguin Viking Books

When Pamulaparti Venkata Narasimha Rao became the country’s Prime Minister, he came with few expectations. His track record as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (then undivided) and many years later as Union Cabinet Minister was mediocre.

काबुल तो पाकिस्तान से दूर जाएगा ही

अफगानिस्तान के राष्ट्रपति अशरफ गनी ने पाकिस्तान को आतंकियों का पनाहगार देश बताते हुए कहा है कि उसके साथ रिश्ते बनाए रखना अफगान हुकूमत के लिए बड़ी चुनौती बन गया है। गनी का यह बयान हकीकत पर आधारित है। हालांकि जब वह सत्ता में आए थे, तब पाकिस्तान का लेकर उनकी राय कुछ अलग थी। उस समय वह पाकिस्तान के साथ दोस्ती के पक्षधर थे। इसकी वजह भी थी।

तुर्की : पर्दे के पीछे सच क्या है?

जब तुर्की का तख्ता पलट का प्रयास, या कहिये की असफल प्रयास हुआ तो मैं अहमदाबाद में था। मुझे एक व्यापारिक समारोह में भारत की राष्ट्रिय सुरक्षा के बारे में बोलना था। किसी कारणवश मेरे मेजबानों ने मुझे पहले तुर्की के बारे में कुछ शब्द बोलने को कहा, क्योंकि ज्यादातर श्रोता ये समझ नहीं पा रहे थे कि आखिर उस देश में हो क्या रहा है।

Minimum Support Price for Agricultural Produce

Agriculture is a sensitive subject from both the political and the economic viewpoint. More than half the labour force is employed in this sector; a large majority of the population lives in rural India; a rise in disposable incomes among those associated

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