Articles

Achieving 63 GW Nuclear Capacity by 2032: Can it be done?

Kapil Patil, Associate Fellow, VIF

A year before the announcement of the historic civil nuclear cooperation initiative between India and US in 2005, an important study by India’s Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) entitled, “Strategy for Growth of Electricity in India” envisaged

03/01/2018
Technological and Scientific Studies

Commentary: Year End Missile Launch by DRDO - An Important Milestone

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

On 28 Dec 17, DRDO launched a supersonic interceptor missile (referred to as Advanced Air Defence or AAD Missile) which achieved a direct hit on its intended target at a low altitude of 15 km. The launch not only validated the realisation of the cap

03/01/2018
National Security and Strategic Studies, Defence

राफेल डील निंदनीय नही, प्रशंसनीय है

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

संसदीय लोकतंत्र में विपक्ष का महत्वपूर्ण कार्य मौजूदा सरकार की आलोचना करना होता है. मगर ये आलो

02/01/2018
National Security and Strategic Studies, Defence, Hindi

Commentary- Uzbekistan and Afghanistan Enhance Cooperation

Dr Rashmini Koparkar, Research Associate, VIF

President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani has recently paid an official visit to Uzbekistan. His meeting with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has resulted in signing of 20 agreements in fields of trade, transit, security, electricity and education. As

02/01/2018
International Relations and Diplomacy, Central Asia

Trends India should Watch out for in 2018

Arvind Gupta, Director - VIF

The year 2017 will go down in history for two momentous developments that are shaping the future of India – the GST and digitalization, and formalization of Indian economy post demonitisation. The ruling party’s massive win in the UP assembly ele

31/12/2017
Governance and Political Studies

नेपाल के चुनावों का हाल

Prof Hari Bansh Jha

नेपाल सरकार ने 20 सितंबर, 2015 को लागू सबसे विवादित संविधान को क्रियान्वित करने की प्रक्रिया में इस

29/12/2017
Neighbourhood Studies, Nepal, Hindi

Uzbekistan, Uzbeks and Terror: Complex Realities

Dr Rashmini Koparkar, Research Associate, VIF

The New York terror attack has time and again alarmed the international community about the rising terror attacks carried out by persons of Central Asian origins. On 31 October, a 29-year old Uzbek national, called Sayfulla Saipov, drove a truck down

27/12/2017
International Relations and Diplomacy, Central Asia

An Introduction to the Series ‘History of Ancient India’

Dr Dilip K. Chakrabarti, Editor, VIF History Volumes

The project began in April 2011. The first five volumes were released in December 2013. The titles of these published volumes are the following : (1) Prehistoric Roots, (2) Protohistoric Foundations, (3) The Texts, Political History and Admin

27/12/2017
Historical and Civilisational Studies

नीतियाँ और नज़रिया

Rajesh Singh

24 नवम्बर 2017 को सर्वोच्च न्यायालय ने यह मत दिया कि जनहित याचिकाओं की प्रणाली पर पुनर्विचार किया ज

26/12/2017
Governance and Political Studies, Hindi