Myanmar’s Armed Forces (Tatmadaw)

Maj Gen (Retd.) P K Chakravorty

Historical Perspective Myanmar historically had three distinct periods. The monarchy which lasted from the 9th to the 19th century comprised, chronologically, the Pagan Dynasty, the Toungoo Dynasty and the Konbaung Dynasty. The ar

Neighbourhood Studies, Myanmar

Quad: It shouldn’t be about China, but legit interests

Arvind Gupta, Director - VIF

The consultations among the officials of Australia, India, US and Japan on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit in Manila on November 12 under the chairmanship of Japan have led to revival of the earlier idea of the so-called ‘Quad’. Each countr

Neighbourhood Studies, China, VIF Scholars Outreach

Ending misuse of Public Interest Litigation Mechanism

Rajesh Singh
Policies & Perspectives

Post-ISIS: Future of Global Jihad

Abhinav Pandya, Ph.D.

Post-Islamic State Jihad-Terror As Islamic State (IS), or ISIS (Daesh) is continuously losing territories in Iraq and Syria and with the imminent likelihood of it’s fading into oblivion, sooner than later, the questions that hau

Terrorism, National Security and Strategic Studies

जम्मू कश्मीर: विशेष प्रतिनिधि के लिए आसान नहीं होगी राह

Arvind Gupta, Director - VIF

खुफिया ब्यूरो के पूर्व निदेशक श्री दिनेश्वर शर्मा को सरकार ने कश्मीर के लोगों की “जायज इच्छाओं

Jammu & Kashmir, National Security and Strategic Studies, Hindi

Services Qualitative Requirement (SQR): Need To Realise the Potential of New Provisions

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

Making the Services Qualitative Requirement (SQR) for a weapon system or an equipment not only marks the beginning of a defence procurement case, but also is a foundation on which rests the entire edifice of the subsequent procedure. Whether the effo

Technological and Scientific Studies

शी को मिला दूसरा कार्यकाल, हुए पहले से ज्यादा ताकतवर, उत्तराधिकारी स्पष्ट नहीं

Arvind Gupta, Director - VIF

चीनी कम्युनिस्ट पार्टी (सीसीपी) का 19वां पार्टी अधिवेशन (कांग्रेस) 24 अक्टूबर, 2017 को समाप्त हुआ और श

Neighbourhood Studies, China, Hindi

China-India Cooperation Opportunity: Building the Asian Common Market

(Reproduction of a talk delivered by Lu Gang, Director, IIS Conference, East China Normal University (ECNU), Shanghai at a Sino-Indian Seminar, held at the VIF on 06 Nov 2017) I am delighted to be here and attend the discussion of the bilateral

Economic Studies

Tackling Air Pollution: It’s a National Imperative

Rajesh Singh
Policies & Perspectives

Commentary - Rise of Terrorism in Mozambique: First Islamist Attack Shock the Region

Neha Sinha, Research Associate, VIF

Mozambique lies in the southern east part of Africa, surrounded by the Indian Ocean in the east with its neighbouring countries as Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa. It has a population of around 29 million and occupies a

International Relations and Diplomacy, Africa