Articles

Nepal: Twin City Agreement and Connectivity between Janakpur and Ayodhya

Prof Hari Bansh Jha

Background People to people relations between Nepal and India continue unabated since time immemorial. No other two countries of the world are as much bound together as these countries in social, cultural, religious, economic and

13/12/2017
Neighbourhood Studies, Nepal

मोदी के मनिला दौरे का विवरण

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

जैसा कि प्रत्येक विदेश दौरे में होता आया है उसे कायम रखते हुए इस बार भी प्रधानमंत्री ने मनिला के

12/12/2017
International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific, Hindi

The Trifecta of Global Power

Arvind Gupta, Director - VIF
11/12/2017
International Relations and Diplomacy, VIF Scholars in Media

Updates on Nepalese Elections

Prof Hari Bansh Jha

In the process of implementing the most controversial constitution promulgated on September 20, 2015, Nepal government completed local level elections for the 753 Village Councils/municipalities between May and September this year in three phases. Re

06/12/2017
Neighbourhood Studies, Nepal

कश्मीर – सामने आया नया मौका

C D Sahay, Dean, Centre for Neighbourhood Studies and Internal Security Studies, VIF

केंद्रीय गृह मंत्री राजनाथ सिंह ने एक बड़ा कदम उठाते हुए 23 अक्टूबर, 2017 को ऐलान किया कि भारत सरकार न

05/12/2017
Jammu & Kashmir, National Security and Strategic Studies, Hindi

Dawn of an Era in Zimbabwe: How Robert Mugabe Failed to Implement Succession Plan

Neha Sinha, Research Associate, VIF

Background The Republic of Zimbabwe is a landlocked country located in the southern part of Africa bordered by South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. The country is located between the Limpopo and Zambezi rivers with a pop

05/12/2017
International Relations and Diplomacy, Africa

Perspective on Minimising Risks in Cross Border Movement of People and Goods

Pravas Kumar Mishra, Senior Fellow, VIF

Globalisation has not just raised the aspirations of people, but has also rocked the very sovereignty of the established Westphalian nation states. As countries are developing capacities to enforce their territorial boundaries, people staying close t

04/12/2017
National Security and Strategic Studies, Border and Coastal Security

Could Belt and Road Initiative Create Financial Mess for China?

Prerna Gandhi, Research Associate, VIF

Since the 2000’s, predicting the timeline on collapse of Chinese economy has been a prominent theme among economists. However, the Chinese economy has proved all naysayers wrong by being resilient, and now joining the ten trillion dollars Gross Dom

04/12/2017
Economic Studies

Commentary - Takeaways from Joint Exercises; Some Tangible Mostly Intangible

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

Indian armed forces continue to engage with a large number of friendly foreign counties for the conduct military exercises. Most of these are yearly or biannual events conducted alternatively in each other’s location. For instance, in our immediate

01/12/2017
International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific

Commentary - Repairing Sino-India Relationship: A Chinese Perspective

Siwei Liu

The Donglang border crisis has been defused for nearly three months. However, up to now, the Sino-Indian relations have not completely out of the shadow and it is still in an atmosphere of suspicion and mistrust. There were many bilateral annual dial

01/12/2017
Neighbourhood Studies, China