India needs to play its cards right with China and the US

Dr Harinder Sekhon, Senior Fellow, VIF
International Relations and Diplomacy, US, VIF Scholars Outreach

Commentary: Exhibition - India at 70 and the Jammu & Kashmir Saga

Ramanand Garge, Senior Research Associate, VIF

On the occasion of 70 years of Jammu & Kashmir’s accession to India, an interactive digital exhibition was organised by the National Archives of India from January 11, 2018. The exhibition has been organised at the National Archives of India, Janpa

Jammu & Kashmir

Commentary: Maldives in Turmoil- Political Conflict Intensifies

Akash Sahu, Young Professional, VIF

A Political Turmoil The island nation in the Indian Ocean is suddenly facing serious political turmoil on account of the sharp turn of events beginning Thursday on 1st February, 2018, when the Supreme Court of Maldives pronounced

Neighbourhood Studies, Maldives

गिलगित-बाल्टिस्तान में हालिया विरोध क्यों

Prateek Joshi, Research Associate, VIF

गिलगित-बाल्टिस्तान काउंसिल, इस्लामाबाद द्वारा आयकर (अनुकूलन) कानून, 2012 के तहत प्रत्यक्ष कर लागू

Jammu & Kashmir, National Security and Strategic Studies, Hindi

What does the Economic Survey tell us about National Security?

Arvind Gupta, Director - VIF

What does India’s Economic Survey 2017-18 tell us about national security? This may sound an unusual question because in traditional understanding of national security and economy are two separate entities which are not discussed together. The two

Economic Studies

Commentary: Japan’s Challenges and Indo-Japanese Connection - Perspectives for 2018

Aftab Seth

In the new year, Japan under Shinzo Abe faces many challenges on the foreign policy front. Some of these are perennial problems and others are relatively new. Among the continuing challenges is the threat of North Korea and its ballistic missile a

International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific

Commentary: From Football Icon to Liberia President - Can George Weah Lead Liberia?

Neha Sinha, Research Associate, VIF

Liberia is a country in West Africa which is bordered by Sierra Leone, Guinea and Ivory Coast with an area of 111,369 square kilometers and population of approximately 4.6 million people. It has a republic system of government where the president is

International Relations and Diplomacy, Africa

Commentary: India’s Missile Arsenal - An Overview

Brig Gurmeet Kanwal

On January 18, 2018, the personnel of the Indian armed forces test-fired the 5,000-km-plus Agni-5 Interim Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM). The test, conducted from Kalam Island in the Bay of Bengal, achieved all the mission parameters that had been st

National Security and Strategic Studies, Defence

India rolls out the red carpet for ASEAN

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

Tripura and a North-Eastern Perspective

Gautam Sen

India`s north-east is a fascinating geo-political entity in the country`s internal context. The developments in the region, or rather the sub-region, has continued to have ramifications since the first decade of India`s nationhood, both internally an

North-East Insurgency, Governance and Political Studies