Commentary: India’s Lines of Credit Dilemma

Amb Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow, VIF
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on his third visit to Nepal at the end of the week from May 11-12, closely on the heels of visit of Nepalese Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli. Speaking at the India Foundation function PM Oli appreciated India’s assist
International Relations and Diplomacy, Africa

Commentary: President Kovind’s Visit: India -Africa Relations Reach New Heights

Neha Sinha, Research Associate, VIF
India and Africa have nurtured a warm and strong relation through ages. After assuming office in July, 2017, Indian President Shri R N Kovind embarked his third foreign tour to Africa. He visited Equatorial Guinea, Swaziland and Zambia in order to ex
International Relations and Diplomacy, Africa

Commentary: Ethiopia under State of Emergency - Prospects to Strengthen India-Ethiopia Ties

Neha Sinha, Research Associate, VIF
Background Hailemariam Desalegn submitted his resignation as the Prime Minister of Ethiopia following years of unrest and crises in the country. His sudden withdrawal from the post of the Prime Minister and Chairman of the Ethiop
International Relations and Diplomacy, Africa

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

Dawn of an Era in Zimbabwe: How Robert Mugabe Failed to Implement Succession Plan

Neha Sinha, Research Associate, VIF
Background The Republic of Zimbabwe is a landlocked country located in the southern part of Africa bordered by South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. The country is located between the Limpopo and Zambezi rivers with a pop
International Relations and Diplomacy, Africa

Commentary - Rise of Terrorism in Mozambique: First Islamist Attack Shock the Region

Neha Sinha, Research Associate, VIF
Mozambique lies in the southern east part of Africa, surrounded by the Indian Ocean in the east with its neighbouring countries as Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa. It has a population of around 29 million and occupies a
International Relations and Diplomacy, Africa

Commentary - Presidents First Foreign Trip to Djibouti: Why It Matters?

Neha Sinha, Research Associate, VIF
President R.N. Kovind chose Djibouti as first leg of his visit to Africa. This is the first time a top Indian leader visited Djibouti on an official visit. This is not surprising because Djibouti has a strategic location on the Horn of Africa, border
International Relations and Diplomacy, Africa

India Needs Proactive Engagement with East African Countries on Maritime Security

Commodore Somen Banerjee, Senior Fellow, VIF
The Western Indian Ocean has been a fertile ground for almost all maritime threats and challenges; and East African nations have struggled to keep up with the rapidly evolving security scenarios. While there are some notable exceptions, most military
International Relations and Diplomacy, Africa

President of India Embarks His First Foreign Trip to Africa

Neha Sinha, Research Associate, VIF
The African Connection At a time when India is trying to build its presence in Africa, President Ram Nath Kovind’s first foreign trip to Africa acquires special attention. The President of India was on a four day state visit to
International Relations and Diplomacy, Africa

एशिया-अफ्रीका वृद्धि गलियारा: क्या इससे पलटेगी बाजी?

Neha Sinha, Research Associate, VIF
एएजीसी दृष्टि पत्र – उत्पत्ति और इसके निर्माण के पीछे की संस्थाएं? अफ्रीकी विकास बैंक (अ
International Relations and Diplomacy, Africa, Energy Security, Hindi