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

India-Uzbekistan Relations: New Opportunities

Amb D P Srivastava, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

Important Neighbour There are common elements in the Indian and Central Asian experience. Both were connected by constant flow of men, goods and ideas. Samarkand and Bokhara are as much part of our history as Uzbek history. In the

International Relations and Diplomacy, Central Asia

भाजपा कैसे जीती... और कांग्रेस कैसे हारी

Rajesh Singh, Visiting Fellow, VIF

कांग्रेस के जिन गलियारों में निराशा के जाले और हार की सीलन मजबूत ये मजबूत इरादे वालों को भी उलटे

Governance and Political Studies, Hindi

Commentary: The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and the Status of Taiwan

Dr Teshu Singh, Senior Research Associate, VIF

On 18 October 2017 Xi Jinping delivered a speech at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. While speaking on the section of ‘Upholding One Country, Two Systems’ and ‘Moving towards National Reunification’, he mentioned ab

Neighbourhood Studies, China