Commentary : Australia Defines Priorities of National Security Science and Technology Policy - Relevance for India

C D Sahay, Centre Head & Senior Fellow, Neighbourhood Studies and Internal Security Studies, VIF

The Government of Australia, on May 1, 2018 (Australian Government 2018), released a document called ‘National Security Science and Technology Policy Agenda’. Through this, the Government of Australia has set the agenda to prioritise science and

Technological and Scientific Studies

Demilitarising the South China Sea: Concerted Efforts Needed

Brig Vinod Anand, Senior Fellow, VIF

Two of the most important topics during last year’s Shangri La Dialogue were ‘Upholding the rules-based regional order’ and demilitarisation of the South China Sea in the shape of a discussion on practical ‘measures to avoid conflict at sea

International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific

Commentary : India and North Korea: Future Directions

Amb Anil Wadhwa, Senior Fellow & Cluster Leader, VIF

India has always maintained a good working relationship with North Korea. Our bilateral trade, in recent years at best has been in the range of US$ 200-250 million but North Korea has always valued Indian food aid which was made available at regular

International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific

Commentary: Rise of Regional Parties and Coalition Politics and its Pitfalls

RNP Singh, Senior Fellow, VIF

India has a multi-party system. It is estimated that over 2100 registered political parties have appeared in India since the Independence. Now, only six national political parties and 30 regional political parties are active in both Central and state

Governance and Political Studies

Chinese Investments in Europe

Amb Anil Wadhwa, Senior Fellow & Cluster Leader, VIF
International Relations and Diplomacy, Europe, VIF Scholars Outreach

Commentary: Fifty-Fourth Death Anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the First Prime Minister of India

RNP Singh, Senior Fellow, VIF

It is over fifty years that Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru passed away and his ashes, as he had wished, were flown and scattered all over the lands and heights of Himalayas and immersed in the Ganges to mingle with the earth and water of the country he love

Governance and Political Studies

चीन और जापान के बारे में स्वामी विवेकानंद के विचार

Dr. Arpita Mitra, Associate Fellow, VIF

स्वामी विवेकानंद (1863-1902) ने बहुत यात्राएं की थीं। जो व्यक्ति 40 वर्ष भी जीवित नहीं रहा हो, उसके लिए भ

Historical and Civilisational Studies, Hindi

Commentary: 20 Years of India’s Nuclearisation: Retrospect and Prospect

Kapil Patil, Associate Fellow, VIF

On 11th & 13th May 1998, India surprised the world by conducting five nuclear tests in the Pokhran deserts of Rajasthan.1 The tests marked the end of India’s long ambivalence vis-à-vis the nuclear weapons and set i

National Security and Strategic Studies, Nuclear and Disarmament

Commentary: The Rise in Pakistan Defence Budget: What to Read?

Prateek Joshi, Research Associate, VIF

Pakistan’s Budget was unveiled last month, as part of ruling Pakistan Muslim League-led government’s last budget for its term before the elections kick-in in the coming months. Of all the allocations, the allocation to defence sector generated he

Neighbourhood Studies, Pakistan

China’s Maritime Challenges in the Indo-Pacific

Jayadeva Ranade

Overview With the status quo under challenge and competition for strategic space intensifying, especially among the major regional powers in the Indo-Pacific, the region has seen an increase in tensions. China’s ‘rise’ has f

Neighbourhood Studies, China