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 
India’s Act East Policy and Chinese Perceptions Last month, a multi-think tank delegation visited China to interact with Chinese think tanks on the current state of India-China relations and the way forward. Among many other issues the Chinese experts and scholars were very keen to discuss and ana...

Is BIMSTEC Finding due Attention? Conceived and formed in 1997 at Bangkok initially as a grouping of Bay of Bengal littoral countries, the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) grouping has expanded to include hinterland countries li...

Emerging Strategic Dynamics in Indo-Pacific and India-Vietnam Cooperation International order is undergoing profound and rapid changes, which compel all powers to continually adapt their foreign and security policies, in order to protect their national interests to the extent possible. The term Indo-Pacific though over a d...

Myanmar Peace Process Inches Forward: Key Issues Remain The third session of 21st Century Panglong Conference to fast track the peace process was held in Nay Pyi Taw from 11 to 16 July 2018. When Daw Aung San Suu Kyi led democratic government had taken over the reins of power in March 2016 she ...

Two Years of PCA Judgement on South China Sea: An Analytical Perspective On January 22, 2013 the Philippines had instituted an arbitral proceeding against China in the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) under Annex VII of the United Nations Conventions on the Laws of the Seas (UNCLOS) as case number 2013-19. After over ...

Occasional Papers 
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...

The Role of Myanmar’s Military in Democratic Transition and Implications for India Myanmar military’s ethos can be traced back to the country’s national struggle for freedom with its founding fathers being of socialist persuasion rather than professional soldiers (Burma Independence Army; founded by a group of nationalists know...

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' Keywords : Book Published
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