Articles

Why Hunter Killer Casualties are Inevitable? - A Technical Analysis

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

Drone strikes, as a part of targeted killing campaigns against jihadist militants in various parts of the world (Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Syria and more), have always suffered with one common negative end product, i.e., unintended c

17/01/2018
Technological and Scientific Studies

जनता और वस्तुओं के सीमा पार आवागमन में जोखिम कम से कम करने पर विचार

Pravas Kumar Mishra, Former Additional DG, BSF

वैश्वीकरण ने लोगों की आकांक्षाओं में ही वृद्धि नहीं की है बल्कि वेस्टफेलियन सिद्धांत पर चलने व

16/01/2018
National Security and Strategic Studies, Border and Coastal Security, Hindi

Re-building of Somanath Temple: A Tribute to Sardar Patel and K.M. Munshi

Dr Makkhan Lal, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

Somanath temple came in news in a big way again in the recent months. This was after almost three decades when it was in the news because Mr. Lal Krishna Advani started his Rama Janmabhumi temple rathyatra from Somanath. It was a very s

16/01/2018
Historical and Civilisational Studies

Commentary: Understanding the Recent Protests in Gilgit-Baltistan

Prateek Joshi, Research Associate, VIF

A wave of strong protests swept across Gilgit-Baltistan recently, after the Gilgit-Baltistan Council, Islamabad, announced the imposition of direct taxes under the Income Tax (Adaption) Act, 2012. The protests were jointly led by Anjuman-e-Tajiran (w

15/01/2018
Jammu & Kashmir, National Security and Strategic Studies

India's Pakistan and China Policies must be Based on Realism not Hope

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

India's relations with Pakistan and China have been deeply troubled for several decades. With Pakistan, this has been the case since its inception, and with China since the 1960's. We have disputed borders with both countries and have been engaged in

14/01/2018
Neighbourhood Studies

Swami Vivekananda’s Message for the 21st Century India

Arvind Gupta, Director - VIF

Swami Vivekananda’s 155th birth anniversary is being celebrated throughout the country today. Though already recognized in Bengal for his enlightenment and as a patriotic saint, he burst into international fame at the World Parliament R

12/01/2018
Historical and Civilisational Studies

क्या ‘वन बेल्ट वन रोड’ चीन में आर्थिक उथलपुथल ला सकता है?

Prerna Gandhi, Research Associate, VIF

सन 2000 के बाद ही लगातार कई अर्थशास्त्रियों द्वारा चीनी अर्थव्यवस्था में गिरावट के कयास लगाये जा

12/01/2018
Neighbourhood Studies, China, Hindi

Commentary: North Korea Takes Advantage of Flags of Convenience Regime

Dr Vijay Sakhuja

Amid high decibel ‘verbal exchanges’ between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over latter’s nuclear ambition, the United Nations Security Council announced on 22 December 2017 new economic sanctions against Democrat

12/01/2018
International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific

Emerging India European Union Cooperation in Western Indian Ocean

Commodore Somen Banerjee, Senior Fellow, VIF

Donald Trump’s exhortation for European Union (EU) to do more for their own security, coupled with ‘Brexit’ has spurred the EU to review its security framework. This has been further convoluted by an assertive Russia and rising influence of Chi

11/01/2018
International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific

नेपाल: जुड़वां शहर का समझौता और जनकपुर एवं अयोध्या के बीच संपर्क

Prof Hari Bansh Jha

पृष्ठभूमि भारत और नेपाल के लोगों के बीच संबंध अनंत काल से बिना रुके चले आ रहे हैं। दुनिय

09/01/2018
Neighbourhood Studies, Nepal, Hindi