भारत- सेशल्स की रक्षा कूटनीति हिंदमहासागर में संतुलन का माध्यम

Lokesh Kumar
सेशल्‍स 115 द्वीपों के द्वीपसमूह का देश है I भारत और सेशल्स के बीच के समकालीन रिश्‍तों प्राचीन का
International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific, Hindi

Commentary: Forging a ‘Korean Nuclear Deal’: The Beginning of a Long Road

Kapil Patil, Associate Fellow, VIF
In an unprecedented development last week, the U.S. President Donald Trump announced the acceptance of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s invitation to hold a summit meeting and discuss the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.1 Mr. K
International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific

Commentary: Vietnam-Australia Relationship Upgraded to Strategic Partnership: Adds to Regional Stability

Brig Vinod Anand, Senior Fellow, VIF
Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, after his visit to New Zealand and Australia in mid-March also attended the Australian-ASEAN Summit, the first ever such exercise being undertaken by Canberra. The Vietnamese leader’s visit took place af
International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific

Commentary: Cambodia inching closer to China: Regional Implications on the Indo-Pacific

Asha Sundaramurthy, Young Professional, VIF
The forcible dissolution of Cambodia’s opposition party Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), the seizure of its headquarters and the crackdown on reporters has resulted in condemnation from the West. The Cambodian senate elections that were condu
International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific

Whither ‘Quad’ – Alliance or Alignment

Commodore Somen Banerjee, Senior Fellow, VIF
The congregation of the leaders of the US, Japan, India and Australia on the sidelines of ASEAN Summit in November 2017 in Manila has been a significant geo-political statement for the Indo-Pacific community. The timing and place for rekindling the o
International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific

Commentary: China and Philippines Rapprochement: Implications for India

Asha Sundaramurthy, Young Professional, VIF
With the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Philippines conducting the second Bilateral Consultation Meeting on the South China Sea, there’s been a range of views on what this could mean for regional stability in the Indo-Pacific. While the USA
International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific

Commentary: Quad Plus - Time for New Stakeholders

Dr Vijay Sakhuja
China’s rapid march westward through the Indo-Pacific region appears to be running into rough weather. Australia, India, Japan and the United States, the members of the ‘Quad’, an ‘association of like-minded nations’, have established a Qua
International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific

Commentary: Strengthening the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between India and Vietnam

Brig Vinod Anand, Senior Fellow, VIF
Within a short period of less than two months there would have been two high level political leaders from Vietnam visiting India. Last month Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc was in New Delhi as part of the India-ASEAN Commemorative Summit as also to w
International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific

Commentary: India, Hopeful to Expand its Influence in the Indo-Pacific, Signs Pact with Seychelles

Neha Sinha, Research Associate, VIF
The Republic of Seychelles is an archipelago which lies in the Indian Ocean. The country has 115 islands with Victoria as its capital. Some of the nearby islands and territories to Seychelles are Mauritius, Reunion, Madagascar, Comoros, etc. The coun
International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific

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