Articles

Review of the Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on “The Situation of Human Rights in Kashmir”

Amb Asoke Mukerji, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (HCHR) Report (hereafter called ‘the Report’) on ‘The Situation of Human Rights in Kashmir’ attempts to project itself as an even-handed Report.1 The bulk of the Report (140 par

19/06/2018
Governance and Political Studies

Commentary: UNHRC Report on ‘Situation of Human Rights in Kashmir from June 2016 to April 2018'

Ambassador Bhaswati Mukherjee

Created as a follow-up to the Vienna Declaration on Human Rights in June 1993, the Office of the newly created High Commissioner for Human Rights was intended to ensure a balanced and equitable implementation of all human rights, be they ‘political

18/06/2018
Governance and Political Studies

गगन शक्ति अभ्यास, 2018, का महत्व

Arvind Gupta, Director - VIF

8 से 12 अप्रैल 2018 तक भारतीय वायु सेना के द्वारा भारत में गगन शक्ति अभ्यास 2018 किया गया जिसमें सभी अभि

18/06/2018
National Security and Strategic Studies, Defence, Hindi

Commentary: Report of OHCHR on Human Rights in Kashmir Reeks of Bias

Amb Satish Chandra, Member of Executive Committee and Advisory Council, VIF

The recent Report of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on the ‘Situation of Human Rights in Kashmir’ is disappointing. It reeks of an anti-Indian bias and is deeply flawed. This is evident from the title itself w

17/06/2018
Governance and Political Studies

Decoding Trump-Kim summit

Dr Harinder Sekhon, Senior Fellow, VIF
16/06/2018
International Relations and Diplomacy, VIF Scholars Outreach

Commentary: India Gains Access to Sabang -A Road Map for Economic and Sustainable Development

Dr Vijay Sakhuja

Opinion pieces, columns and news reports in India are rife with the belief that the Sabang Port in East Sumatra, Indonesia, will be developed by India for strategic purposes. Many scholars and analysts have vehemently argued that Sabang would serve a

13/06/2018
Economic Studies

An update on Developments in Maldives

Akash Sahu, Young Professional, VIF

Political Developments Political developments in Maldives over the past couple of months do not indicate any significant change in the approach and attitude of the Yameen Government towards resolution of contentious issues with t

13/06/2018
Neighbourhood Studies, Maldives

सिपरी ने भारत को बताया रक्षा पर पांचवां सर्वाधिक खर्च करने वाला देश: वस्तुस्थिति

Brig (retd) Rahul Bhonsle

वैश्विक सैन्य खर्च पर स्टॉकहोम इंटरनेशनल पीस रिसर्च इंस्टीट्यूट सिपरी द्वारा 2 मई को प्रकाशित

12/06/2018
National Security and Strategic Studies, Defence, Hindi

Demystifying Diplomatic Expulsions

Abhinav Pandya, Ph.D.

The poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in the United Kingdom on March 4, 2018, set off a series of diplomatic expulsions and counter-expulsions between Russia and the western countries, in a limited way, bringing back the memories of

11/06/2018
International Relations and Diplomacy