Modi’s Seychelles Visit & Its Geopolitical Implications

Anushree Ghisad, Research Associate, VIF
As part of his recent three nation Indian Ocean tour, Narendra Modi became the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Seychelles after 34 years; Indira Gandhi being the last in 1981. Modi led a high level delegation which included among others Foreign

India’s Military Strategy Vis a Vis China

Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee, Distinguished Fellow & Editor, VIF
“When there is everything to fear, be unafraid. When without resources, depend on resourcefulness”, - Sun Tsu.
A Legacy of Dispute The territorial dispute in the Trans-Himalayan Region is a legacy of the et

Morsi’s Ouster: Failure of Political Islam

Amb Kanwal Sibal, Dean, Centre for International Relations and Diplomacy, VIF
If the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak by the mass of protestors in Tahrir Square in 2011 was a surprise, the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi by even larger protests in Tahrir Square and across Egypt in recent days is equally dramatic. Mubarak

Crisis in Mali: Policy Report

Dr. Vasabjit Banerjee, Visiting Fellow, VIF
A Background to the Regional Conflict Mali is part of the broader African arid and desert region called the Sahel, which stretches from Mauritania on the West Coast of Africa to Somalia on the East Coast. The main ethnic divisions in the re

Recognizing Somaliland

Dr. Adityanjee
India made history when she liberated and recognized the Republic of Bangladesh despite fierce international opposition from some of the cold-war superpowers. India took that strategic step because that was the right thing to do and suited India’s

With Due Respect - India has every right to disagree with the West on Libya

Amb Kanwal Sibal, Dean, Centre for International Relations and Diplomacy, VIF
Mass uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt have evicted autocrats ruling for two or three decades. Libya, sandwiched between these countries and under a dictator’s yoke for over four decades, could hardly have escaped unscathed. If Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali