Articles

Commentary: Electoral Bonds – First Step to Cleanse the Electoral System

Dr A Surya Prakash (Member, VIF Advisory Council)

Indians take pride in the fact that they are citizens of the world’s largest democracy and that despite poverty, under-development and fairly high levels of illiteracy, the democratic spirit in well and truly ingrained in the people. While all t

29/01/2018
Governance and Political Studies

Counsels from the Life of Swami Vivekananda for the Indian Youth

Pravas Kumar Mishra, Former Additional DG, BSF

Swami Vivekananda was a monk who travelled extensively in the most interior parts of India, which inevitably shaped his conscience about the uniqueness of Indian culture, spirituality and civilisation. He could see the greatness of India even at the

25/01/2018
Historical and Civilisational Studies

Anatomy of Agricultural Debt Waivers in India

Akash Solanki

Agriculture plays an important role in the Indian economy with over 58 per cent of rural households dependent on agriculture for their livelihood. As per the 2nd revised estimates by the CSO, the share of agriculture and allied sector (including agri

25/01/2018
Economic Studies

Commentary- Central Asia in 2017

Dr Rashmini Koparkar, Research Associate, VIF

Central Asia is India’s extended neighbour and a geo-strategically vital region. India’s relations with this region go back for centuries, and are based on commercial, cultural, and civilizational links. In June 2017, India received full membersh

24/01/2018
International Relations and Diplomacy, Central Asia

Challenges of the India-Bharat Divide

Rajesh Singh
23/01/2018
Policies & Perspectives

संयुक्त अभ्यासों के लाभ: अधिक अमूर्त और कुछ मूर्त

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

भारतीय सेना कई मित्र देशों की सेनाओं के साथ सैन्य अभ्यासों में हिस्सा लेती आई है. इनमें से कई वै

22/01/2018
National Security and Strategic Studies, Defence, Hindi

China bounces back in Myanmar as West retreats

Brig Vinod Anand, Senior Fellow, VIF
20/01/2018
Neighbourhood Studies, Myanmar, VIF Scholars Outreach

Commentary: First Ever Swarm Attack has Happened

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

'We knew this day was coming' – Anon Open sources are reporting that the Russian air base at Khmeimim and Tartus naval facility in West Syria have been struck on 05 Jan 18 by a SWARM of home-made drones. This is the first time that such a

19/01/2018
Technological and Scientific Studies

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