Services Qualitative Requirement (SQR): Need To Realise the Potential of New Provisions

Lt Gen (Dr) V K Saxena (Retd), PVSM,AVSM,VSM, Visiting Fellow, VIF

Making the Services Qualitative Requirement (SQR) for a weapon system or an equipment not only marks the beginning of a defence procurement case, but also is a foundation on which rests the entire edifice of the subsequent procedure. Whether the effo

Technological and Scientific Studies

शी को मिला दूसरा कार्यकाल, हुए पहले से ज्यादा ताकतवर, उत्तराधिकारी स्पष्ट नहीं

Arvind Gupta, Director - VIF

चीनी कम्युनिस्ट पार्टी (सीसीपी) का 19वां पार्टी अधिवेशन (कांग्रेस) 24 अक्टूबर, 2017 को समाप्त हुआ और श

Neighbourhood Studies, China, Hindi

China-India Cooperation Opportunity: Building the Asian Common Market

(Reproduction of a talk delivered by Lu Gang, Director, IIS Conference, East China Normal University (ECNU), Shanghai at a Sino-Indian Seminar, held at the VIF on 06 Nov 2017) I am delighted to be here and attend the discussion of the bilateral

Economic Studies

Tackling Air Pollution: It’s a National Imperative

Rajesh Singh, Visiting Fellow, VIF
Policies & Perspectives

Commentary - Rise of Terrorism in Mozambique: First Islamist Attack Shock the Region

Neha Sinha, Research Associate, VIF

Mozambique lies in the southern east part of Africa, surrounded by the Indian Ocean in the east with its neighbouring countries as Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa. It has a population of around 29 million and occupies a

International Relations and Diplomacy, Africa

Commentary - Modi's Manila Visit

Amb Satish Chandra, Dean, Centre for National Security and Strategic Studies, VIF

As is the norm with the Prime Minister's visits abroad he did India proud during his recent three day visit to Manila. In an action packed agenda which inter alia comprised participation in the opening ceremony of the ASEAN Summit, the 12th ASEA

International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific

India’s Search for Big Power Status

Pinaki Bhattacharya

Introduction Indian elite’s desire for big power status grew out of a belief about the Indic civilizational values that spread in the ages of antiquity to what we call North West, South East, East and even West Asia. Most of thi

Economic Studies

सरदार सरोवर परियोजना: बड़ी उपलब्धि

Rajesh Singh, Visiting Fellow, VIF

प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने दक्षिण गुजरात में नर्मदा नदी पर बना सरदार सरोवर बांध 17 सितंबर को र


Analysis of China’s 19th Party Congress

Jayadeva Ranade

Already holding over fourteen formal positions -- more than any other Chinese communist Party (CCP) leader so far – CCP CC General Secretary Xi Jinping has, as anticipated, emerged considerably stronger from this Congress. By skilful use of the sus

Neighbourhood Studies, China

Commentary - Presidential Elections in Kyrgyzstan: More Continuity than Change

Dr Rashmini Koparkar, Research Associate, VIF

Kyrgyzstan is a small, landlocked and mountainous republic in the heart of Asia. Because of its remote location and tiny population (about 6 million) not much is reported about it. The country borders China on the east and three Central Asian Republi

International Relations and Diplomacy, Central Asia