Strategy for Defence Exports: Need for Alternative Measures

Maj Gen (Retd.) P K Chakravorty

Issues Meriting Importance India currently is the highest importer of weaponry in the World. While our adversaries China and Pakistan import weapons, both have scaled down their imports and enhanced their exports. Our adversaries

National Security and Strategic Studies, Defence

Commentary: Pakistan - Heightening Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Woes

Tilak Devasher, Consultants, VIF

A two-day plenary session of the Asia Pacific Group (APG) of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)1 was held in Bangkok from 22 May 2018. Pakistan had submitted an action plan on 25 April in line with the decision taken at the February pl

Neighbourhood Studies, Pakistan

Commentary: World Environment Day - India should Launch a National Mission for Ecological Restoration of Degraded Lands and Wastelands

Arvind Gupta, Director - VIF

This year India is hosting the 43rd edition of the UN World Environment Day, celebrated on the 5th of June, this time the theme being “Beat the Plastic Pollution”. In 2015, over 320 million ton of plastic waste was produced

National Security and Strategic Studies, Climate Change

राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा सलाहकार की अध्यक्षता में नई रक्षा समिति का गठन

G. Mohan Kumar, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

रक्षा मंत्रालय ने हाल ही में राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा सलाहकार की अध्यक्षता में एक रक्षा योजना समिति (

National Security and Strategic Studies, Defence, Hindi

China Crosses Hypersonic Threshold, A New Threat Dimension Emerges

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

Ballistic missiles provide stable and a trustworthy vehicles for delivery of conventional as well as nuclear warheads with precision and accuracy through an entire spectrum of ranges and altitudes. Countries with viable defence capabilities therefore

Neighbourhood Studies, China

Commentary: Korean Rapprochement - Hope for Resolution of Maritime Disputes?

Commodore Somen Banerjee, Senior Fellow, VIF

On April 26 Kim Jong-un became the first North Korean Leader to step foot on South Korean soil since the Korean War in the 1950’s. The leaders agreed to actively pursue talks for declaring an official end to the Korean War. This declaration could d

International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific

China’s Defence Budget: An Analysis and Comparison with India’s Defence Budget

Maj Gen P K Mallick, VSM (Retd), Consultant, VIF
National Security and Strategic Studies, Defence, VIF Scholars Outreach

Commentary: The US-China Trade Dispute: Uncertain Future

Dr Teshu Singh, Associate Fellow, VIF

Rising US trade deficit with China has become a serious issue in the current stage of US-China relations. The trade deficit has increased significantly in last five years and has become a central theme in Donald Trump’s China policy. In 2017, th

Economic Studies

Modi-Putin: The Sochi Rendezvous

Amb Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

Black seaside resort of Sochi is President Vladimir Putin’s favourite place to conduct most intricate and intense interaction in the serene and scenic environment with his key counterparts. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was his latest guest of honou

International Relations and Diplomacy, Russia

Gilgit Baltistan Order 2018: Towards greater federalism or redefining alienation?

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