Maldives-Political Turmoil Continues

Anushree Ghisad, Research Associate, VIF

If it happens once, it’s a mistake. If it happens twice, it’s a choice, and if it continues happening, then it sets a trend. In his tenure of over three years now as the President of the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom seems to be setting

Neighbourhood Studies, Maldives

स्वामीनाथन आयोग की सिफारिशें और मोदी सरकार

Shiwanand Dwivedi

आज कृषि और किसान बहस के केंद्र में है. किसानों के हितों के लिए देश में राजनीतिक उठापटक भी चल रही ह

Economic Studies, Hindi

Nepal: Conducting Local Elections in Terai

Prof Hari Bansh Jha

Nepali Congress leader Sher Bahadur Deuba, who for the fourth time became Nepal’s Prime Minister on June 6, 2017, has the foremost duty to conduct local elections for the Village Councils and municipalities in the Terai region of Nepal on June 28.

Neighbourhood Studies, Nepal

India and SCO: Astana Summit and Beyond

Brig Vinod Anand, Senior Fellow, VIF

After being an observer in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) since 2005, India finally gained entry to the multilateral grouping during the Astana Summit held in June. India had applied for the full membership in 2014 after weighing very ju

International Relations and Diplomacy, Central Asia

Beyond the Optics: Prime Minister’s Lanka Visit

Anushree Ghisad, Research Associate, VIF
Policies & Perspectives

Belt and Road Initiative: Implications for Central Asia

Dr Rashmini Koparkar, Research Associate, VIF

The Belt and Road Forum (BRF) sought attention of the international community and made headlines everywhere in mid-May. The event was organized by China in Beijing on 14-15 May 2017 with the purpose of promoting its ambitious project called the Belt

International Relations and Diplomacy, Central Asia

धर्मनिरपेक्षों ने भरोसा गंवाया है, धर्मनिरपेक्षता सलामत है

Rajesh Singh

राष्ट्रपति चुनाव निकट हैं और तिनकों की तरह बिखरे विपक्षी दल एकजुट होने और इस पद के लिए संयुक्त प

Governance and Political Studies, Hindi

How Strong are Our Offset Guidelines?... A User's Perspective

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

Abstract The Minister of State for Defence Mr Subash Bhamre announced in Jan 17 this year, that nearly $14 billion worth of defence offset obligations would be discharged in India by foreign Original Equipment Manufacturers (O

National Security and Strategic Studies, Defence

Daesh in Afghanistan: It gets Weakened but Not yet Vanquished in Syria-Iraq

Alvite Singh Ningthoujam, Senior Research Associate, VIF

It has been a little under two and a half years since January 26, 2015 when Daesh announced in Afghanistan, the establishment of its South Asian affiliate known as Islamic State in Khorasan (ISK). The outfit’s now-deceased spokesperson Abu Muhammad

Neighbourhood Studies, Afghanistan