Brig Vinod Anand is a Senior Fellow at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi. He holds a post-graduate degree in Defence and Strategic Studies and is an alumnus of Defence Services and Staff College and College of Defence Management. Earlier he was a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Brig Anand has also been a Senior Fellow at the United Service Institution, New Delhi. His recent publications include monographs on ‘Pak-Af Equation and Future of Afghanistan’, ‘Multi- Vector Politics of Central Asian Republics and India’ and ‘Strategic Enviornment in Central Asia and India’. Earlier he had authored a monograph on ‘Joint Vision for Indian Armed Forces’ and a book titled ‘Defence Planning in India: Problems and Prospects’. He writes on military and strategic issues including regional and international security. Recently he has presented several papers and written on China’s ‘Belt and Road Initiative’, India’s Act East Policy, Situation in Asia Pacific and Development in SE Asia. At the VIF, he is coordinating research activity and focusing on China and Myanmar.

Contributions 
ASEAN Response to Covid-19 Pandemic: An Assessment ASEAN countries being next to mainland China were the first ones to come in contact with the Coronavirus. In fact, the first confirmed case outside China was detected in Thailand on 13 January who was a Chinese woman traveller from Wuhan and it was s...

Vietnam: Integral to ASEAN and Reliable for Indo-Pacific Introduction Vietnam will chair the 36th Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in June this year. The summit which was initially scheduled in April has been shifted to June due to the Covid-19 outbreak. For Vietna...

Vietnam as ASEAN Chair - Preparing for the Next Decade The ASEAN under the Chairmanship of Vietnam has been preparing a draft for the mid-term review of the Overall Plan for the Implementation of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025. It is assessing the outcomes and accordingly working out a feasible timeline...

Shielding the Future Generation from Adverse Effects of Cyber Penetration (This is an updated version of the Valedictory Address given by the author during the Responsible Netism 4th National Cyber Psychology Conference 2020 on ‘Child Online Protection’ organized by Ahaan Foundation and Cyber Peace Foundation at Pun...

Occasional Papers 
India’s Defence Cooperation with South East Asian Countries: Need for Proactive and Substantive Action … with the global and regional dynamics remaining in a state of flux it should be India’s effort to build on the existing defence and security relationships .. as also strive to enhance such an engagement with other members of ASEAN whose interes...

The Impact of China’s “One Belt, One Road” Strategy on Political, Military and Economic Situations in the Asia Pacific Region Retrospect When one talks about Silk Road it conjures up visions of traders and caravans travelling from Occident to the Orient and vice versa. There have been many versions of silk roads which have been used by both traders and ...

Trends in Chinese Military Modernization: Implications and Responses Geo-Political Context The Chinese White Paper on defence of 2015 and the papers issued earlier have been emphasizing that their “national defense policy is defensive in nature... and will never seek hegemony or expansion.” Yet, ...

Nehru Era’s Defence and Security Policies and Their Legacy Introduction During the nationalist movement and struggle for independence, there was little attention paid to articulation of India’s defence and security policies by the Indian National Congress (INC). Allusions to concepts and precepts...

Strategic Trends in Asia-Pacific and its Implications for India Introduction Events that are taking place in Asia-Pacific are a sub set of what is happening in Asia in particular and at the global level in general. While there has been an on-going shift of economic power to Asia, it is also quite appar...

Book Published / Book Reviews 
India’s National Security: A Reader ; Edited by Kanti P Bajpai and Harsh V Pant; Oxford University Press; PP 486; Price Rs 995 The book is part of a series by Oxford University Press dealing with ‘critical issues in Indian politics’. It is a compilation of papers on major national security challenges facing the nation. It looks at the different facets of insurgency, te...

Perspectives on Transforming India- Central Asia Engagement: Prospects and Issues Edited by Brig Vinod Anand Hardcover: 268 pages Publisher: VIJ Books (India) Pty Ltd (1 January 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 9380177798 ISBN-13: 978-9380177793' ...

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