International Conference on Security in the Indian Ocean Region, Vivekananda International Foundation, 07 Feb 2017

Gopal Suri, Senior Fellow, Maritime Studies

The Indian Ocean is the third largest ocean of the world whose essential importance to global economic engagement, because of the hydrocarbon reservoir in the Gulf and dense sea lanes, has made it the locus of global geopolitics. It is possibly the m

International Relations and Diplomacy

New Blacklisting Policy - Some Thoughts

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

While the new blacklisting policy issued by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on 21 Nov 16 under the caption "Guidelines of the MoD for Penalties in Business Dealings with Entities" is indeed a forward looking document that moves miles ahead

National Security and Strategic Studies

Disabilities Bill, a Landmark Achievement

Shreya Kedia

Of the current decade, the people of this country will remember month of December 16 for two reasons: One of a shocking reminder and the other of jubilation. The first pertains to the ghastly and shocking incident of gang-rape of a 16-year-o

Governance and Political Studies

राष्ट्र और जनताः पाकिस्तानी पाठ्यपुस्तकों का नजरिया

Naina Singh

इतिहास लेखन को हमेशा ही जूझना पड़ता है, एक ओर मूल्यों वाले इतिहासकारों के झुंड से और दूसरी ओर नि

Neighbourhood Studies, Pakistan, Hindi

The Finest Chief for The Finest Army

General NC Vij, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM - Director, VIF

“I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion."
Alexander the Great

Time to move on

Ever since the nomination of the now incumbent Army Ch

National Security and Strategic Studies, Defence

India Resilient to Daesh Recruitment but Threats Will Continue

Alvite Singh Ningthoujam, Senior Research Associate, VIF

Since the past few days, various Indian media agencies have been covering the statements released by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) about the involvement of a few Muslim youths with Daesh or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Not onl

Governance and Political Studies

एनआईए तेजी से बनती जा रही है पेशेवर जांच एजेंसी

C D Sahay, Dean, Centre for Neighbourhood Studies and Internal Security Studies, VIF

राष्ट्रीय जांच एजेंसी (एनआईए), जिसे 26/11 के मुंबई हमलों के बाद विशेष रूप से आतंकवाद संबंधी घटनाओं

National Security and Strategic Studies, Hindi

भारत-पाक संबंध 2017 में भी तल्ख रहने की संभावना

Sushant Sareen, Senior Fellow, VIF

2017 आजादी का 70वां वर्ष है और भारत तथा पाकिस्तान के बीच बंटवारे का भी। 69वें वर्ष यानी 2016 में दोनों द

Neighbourhood Studies, Pakistan, Hindi

Of National Governance and Regional Governance

Rajesh Singh

The term ‘governance’ is generally associated with the conduct of a Government at the national or the local levels. But there is also the concept of global governance, or regional governance that goes beyond national boundaries in reac

Economic Studies, Policies & Perspective

Agni I to VI and Counting...... - A Journey of Strength-to-Strength

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

This article chronicles the story of the Agni Surface-to-Surface Missile (SSM) from inception till date. In that, it brings out the rationale, as to why we moved from Agni I to Agni II and beyond up to Agni VI, and continuing further. It flags the

Technological and Scientific Studies