Commentary: Quad Plus - Time for New Stakeholders

Dr Vijay Sakhuja

China’s rapid march westward through the Indo-Pacific region appears to be running into rough weather. Australia, India, Japan and the United States, the members of the ‘Quad’, an ‘association of like-minded nations’, have established a Qua

International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific

Commentary: Pakistan - Significance of Pashtun Protests

Tilak Devasher

Pakistan’s capital Islamabad has seen many dharnas and protests in the last few years. However, perhaps for the first time it was witness to a 10-day sit-in (01-10 February 2018) by about 5000 Pashtuns largely from the Federally Administered Tribal

Neighbourhood Studies, Pakistan, Energy Security

Commentary: Strengthening the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between India and Vietnam

Brig Vinod Anand, Senior Fellow, VIF

Within a short period of less than two months there would have been two high level political leaders from Vietnam visiting India. Last month Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc was in New Delhi as part of the India-ASEAN Commemorative Summit as also to w

International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific

Commentary: Mizoram Contends with Refugee Influx from Myanmar

Gautam Sen

The Mizoram Government has recently raised an alert on migration of refugees to the state from Myanmar. The State Government was quite complacent on inflow of refugees till early October last year, particularly in its belief that the Rohingyas of Rak

Governance and Political Studies

Commentary: Bangladesh - The Khaleda Zia Verdict and its Political Implications

Dr. Madhumita Srivastava Balaji, Senior Research Associate, VIF

In a judicial verdict of unprecedented political import, on February 8, 2018, a Special Court in Bangladesh sentenced the former Prime Minister and leader of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Begum Khaleda Zia, to a five-year jail term, in a case o

Neighbourhood Studies, Bangladesh

Jordan: Indian Investors’ Gateway To 1.5 Billion Consumers

Amb Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow, VIF
International Relations and Diplomacy, VIF Scholars Outreach

जॉर्डन का मसला – भारत एवं हाशेमाईट साम्राज्य

Amb Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

महामहिम राजा अब्दुल्लाह-इब्न-हुसैन, जॉर्डन के हाशेमाईट साम्राज्य के वारिस एवं उनकी महारानी रा

International Relations and Diplomacy, West Asia, Hindi

Commentary: Some Niche Areas in Unmanned Operations and Technologies and Equipment in Support

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

Propelled by their enabling combat virtues like all-weather all-terrain operability, comprehensive mission spectrum, long ranges, tremendous endurance, precision strike capability and weapon loads that will give a run for their money to the combat p

Technological and Scientific Studies

Commentary: China’s Growing Naval Footprint in Pakistan

Dr Teshu Singh, Associate Fellow, VIF

China’s Jiwani Initiative Recently, media reports have raised the possibility of Jiwani being developed as a naval base in Pakistan by the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). Pakistan has six ports: Karachi, Muhammad Bin Qa

Neighbourhood Studies, China, Pakistan

J&K Security Review-2017: State of Conflict Continues

Gazi Hassan, Research Intern, VIF

The Security Situation While recovering from a sense of acute betrayal in 2016 (Pathankot and Uri attacks) by Pakistan, to the various positive overtures and initiatives taken by the NDA government, there still was a faint ray of

Jammu & Kashmir, National Security and Strategic Studies