Commentary: Bangladesh: Quota Politics

Abhijit Chakravertty

What began as a small protest against quotas in government jobs in Dhaka University on 17 February 2018 soon spread to Chittagong, Khulna, Barisal, Mymensingh, Sylhet and some other parts of the country. It reached its peak on 8 April when students b

Neighbourhood Studies, Bangladesh

पंचम भारत-चीन रणनीतिक आर्थिक संवाद

Dr Teshu Singh, Associate Fellow, VIF

भारत चीन के बीच घटते व्यापार ने इन दोनों देशों के द्विपक्षीय संबंधों में खटास पैदा कर दी है। कई

Neighbourhood Studies, China, Hindi

Commentary: PM Modi’s Visit to Nepal - the Beginning of a New Chapter

C D Sahay, Centre Head & Senior Fellow, Neighbourhood Studies and Internal Security Studies, VIF

Within a month of the first official foreign trip under taken by Nepal’s new Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli to New Delhi (Apr 6-8, 2018) which came within two months of his assumption of office in February 2018, the Indian Prime Minister Modi paid a

Neighbourhood Studies, Nepal

Sri Lanka: Reforms in Policing-Work in Progress

Akash Sahu, Young Professional, VIF

The unfortunate incident of the police shoot out in Kataragama, a town in Monaragla district of south Sri Lanka on the night of 20th January, 2018, stirred up public protests and raised questions on the use of firearms by the police and related aspec

Neighbourhood Studies, Sri Lanka

Commentary: India’s Lines of Credit Dilemma

Amb Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on his third visit to Nepal at the end of the week from May 11-12, closely on the heels of visit of Nepalese Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli. Speaking at the India Foundation function PM Oli appreciated India’s assist

International Relations and Diplomacy, Africa

Commentary: Will Japan Carry the Bastion of Constitution Amendment After Abe?

Prerna Gandhi, Research Associate, VIF

(Kill a bull by straightening its horns, meaning: Action taken to put something right is often more unpleasant or damaging than the original problem)
The above quote succinctly

International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific

एयर चीफ मार्शल बीएस धनोआ ने एक सार्वजनिक भाषण में बताया कि बदलते सुरक्षा वातावरण में कैसी है भारतीय वायुसेना की भूमिका

Arvind Gupta, Director - VIF

विवेकानंद इंटरनेशनल फाउंडेशन (वीआईएफ) के आमंत्रण पर एयर चीफ मार्शल बी. एस. धनोआ ने “राष्ट्रीय सु

National Security and Strategic Studies, Defence, Hindi

Obituary: Pravrajika Atmaprana, Biographer of Sister Nivedita, Passes Away in Delhi

Dr. Arpita Mitra, Associate Fellow, VIF

Pravrajika Atmaprana, a senior nun of Sri Sarada Math, passed away at the age of 96 on the morning of 13 May at Ramakrishna Sarada Mission, New Delhi. She is widely loved and respected and will be remembered for decades to come for her remarkable

Historical and Civilisational Studies

Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping signal reset at Wuhan, but BRI and Afghanistan may further complicate relations

Prateek Joshi, Research Associate, VIF
Neighbourhood Studies, China, VIF Scholars Outreach

Commentary: India’s Fifth Largest Military Spending Rank by SIPRI – A Reality Check

Brig (retd) Rahul Bhonsle

The latest report on global military spending published by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on 02 May has placed India as the fifth largest defence spender in the World in 2017. SIPRI attributes increase in the global mili

National Security and Strategic Studies, Defence