नक्सलवाद पर सख्त नीति की जरूरत

Shiwanand Dwivedi

गत 24 अप्रैल को छत्तीसगढ़ के सुकमा जिला में एक नक्सली हमले को अंजाम दिया गया, जिसमे एक सीआरपीएफ के 24

Leftwing Extremism, National Security and Strategic Studies, Hindi

Strengthening of the ‘Aadhaar’ Scheme

Shreya Kedia

The Union Government’s roadmap to expand the role of Aadhaar, from being just a voluntary document that was meant to maintain checks and balances on theft and pilferage from various social welfare schemes to a single verification identification doc

Governance and Political Studies

Trincomalee: India’s Call

Gopal Suri, Senior Fellow, Maritime Studies

Trincomalee, or ‘Trinco’ in mariners’ jargon, is a unique port which fulfils every ship captain’s dream. It has great depths of water, vast sea room to manoeuvre the largest of ships and provides safety from the elements even in the worst of

Neighbourhood Studies, Sri Lanka

Human Shield: Army’s Young Leaders are Confronted with Unusual Situations Daily in Kashmir

Brig Gurmeet Kanwal, Visiting Fellow, VIF

The incident at Budgam must be seen in the correct context. Using a hostage as a human shield is neither part of the army’s SOP, nor is it ever likely to be encouraged or repeated. But, have armchair strategists and promoters of human rights (fo

Media Studies

Does Non-Traditional Security Threats Need to be Re-Defined?

Martand Jha

Non-traditional threats are generally seen as those threats which are emanated by the non-state actors. The threats are not considered mainstream and have been seen as peripheral in nature by security experts. Some scholars also call non-traditional

National Security and Strategic Studies

Current Conflict is Essentially between Global and Local

Prof R Vaidyanathan, Dean, Centre for Economic Studies, VIF

The western world view has dominated for the last 200 or so years and hence their idea of “modern man’ is accepted as the “idea”. It is supposed to transcend territories and cultures. It assumes that “one size” fits all and enunciates “

Governance and Political Studies

सार्वभौमिक मूलभूत आय: सही समय है इसके लिए?

Shreya Kedia

2016-17 की आर्थिक समीक्षा, जो केंद्रीय बजट से एक दिन पहले संसद में पेश की गई थी, ने सार्वभौमिक मूलभूत

Economic Studies, Hindi

Imperative Need for a Comprehensive National Security Strategy

Brig Gurmeet Kanwal, Visiting Fellow, VIF

Inconsistent Policy Formulation All national-level endeavours must be based on a clear sense of purpose. The idea is elemental, but one that is little appreciated and often ignored. Does India have a comprehensive, clearly enuncia

National Security and Strategic Studies

When Privileges are Demanded as Elite Rights

Rajesh Singh
Policies & Perspective