Commentaries & Articles
Japanese Interests in Sri Lanka
Japan has taken an increasing interest in Sri Lanka, with its focus directed towards the port development in the country.
India’s Geopolitical Posturing and Conflict Termination
The Issue
A nation needs to assess her geo-political position in consonance with regional threat environment, aspirations of her people, economic growth and military power. Excessive aggression leads to instability.
The United Nations 73rd General Assembly Session
“Making the United Nations relevant to all people: global leadership and shared responsibilities for peaceful, equitable and sustainable societies”
World Suicide Prevention Day
Every year, we observe the World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10. It is organised by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), and the purpose is to raise awareness around the globe on the preventive aspect of suicides.
Implications of Nepal's Withdrawal from BIMSTEC Military Exercise in India
The first ever Field Training Military Exercise or MILEX-18 of the seven member countries of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Cooperation (BIMSTEC), has been organised at Indian Army`s Foreign Training Node at Aundh, in Pune from 10th to 16th September this year.
COMCASA - The Bigger Picture
In the context of the signing of Communication Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) between US and India on 06 Sep 2018 during the 2+2 dialogue1, this article attempts to analyse the bigger picture.
Why Failure of Aramco’s IPO launch is Good News for India?
In early 2017, Aramco, the world’s most profitable oil company, was planning an Initial Public Offer (IPO) with the desired valuation of 2 trillion USD. Aramco’s planned IPO has created anxiety for the oil importers and excitement for international financial markets.
VIF News Digest
Defense, National Security and Terrorism, VIF Alerts
July 13, 2018
VIF Fortnightly News Digest: National Security- Defence Studies & Terrorism (June 16 – 30, 2018)

Contents Defense News: AI Task Force hands over final report to RM; MoD Enhances Financial Powers of DRDO; Air-...

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International Development
September 20, 2018
VIF News Digest: International Developments (10-16 Sept 2018)

USA US planning two meetings of Quad nations in a year, 13 Sept 2018 The Trump Administration has said that it is planning...

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Neighbourhood News
September 21, 2018
VIF Neighbourhood News Digest: 21st September, 2018

PAKISTAN Pak, India foreign ministers to hold meeting on sidelines of UNGA: Indian MEA: Dawn September 21, 2018 Foreign...

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