Articles

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

Re-building of Somanath Temple: A Tribute to Sardar Patel and K.M. Munshi

Dr Makkhan Lal, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

Somanath temple came in news in a big way again in the recent months. This was after almost three decades when it was in the news because Mr. Lal Krishna Advani started his Rama Janmabhumi temple rathyatra from Somanath. It was a very s

16/01/2018
Historical and Civilisational Studies

Commentary: Understanding the Recent Protests in Gilgit-Baltistan

Prateek Joshi, Research Associate, VIF

A wave of strong protests swept across Gilgit-Baltistan recently, after the Gilgit-Baltistan Council, Islamabad, announced the imposition of direct taxes under the Income Tax (Adaption) Act, 2012. The protests were jointly led by Anjuman-e-Tajiran (w

15/01/2018
Jammu & Kashmir, National Security and Strategic Studies

India's Pakistan and China Policies must be Based on Realism not Hope

Amb Satish Chandra, Member of Executive Committee and Advisory Council, VIF

India's relations with Pakistan and China have been deeply troubled for several decades. With Pakistan, this has been the case since its inception, and with China since the 1960's. We have disputed borders with both countries and have been engaged in

14/01/2018
Neighbourhood Studies