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 
Yearend Assessment of Vietnam’s Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2020 Vietnam took over the chairmanship of ASEAN in November 2019, and outlined that the objective of the next year of ASEAN meetings would be on ‘cohesiveness and responsive attitude’. This was meant to bring about better understanding within the ASE...

India Vietnam Relations on an Even Keel but Need a Push On the eve of forthcoming virtual summit between Prime Ministers Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Narendra Modi it would be useful to reflect on the current status of bilateral relationship and look for ways and means to impart further momentum to the same. Over...

Myanmar: Post Elections Scenario and its Implications Myanmar elections that concluded on 10th of November have resulted in a very convincing victory for Aung Sann Suu Kyi led National League for Democracy (NLD) party. The NLD increased its tally in the number of parliamentary seats in both the houses ...

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...

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' ...

Outreach 
India-Vietnam Virtual Summit December 2020: An Assessment Published in Diplomatist on 30 December 2020....

Panel Discussion on India Vietnam Relations on Rajya Sabha TV programme Desh Deshantar on 21 December 2020....

Panel Discussion on "COVID-19: India's Role and the World" on Rajya Sabha TV programme Desh Deshantar on 03 November 2020....

Politically milder but yet socially assertive approach can resolve S. China Sea dispute (Jointly with Faisal Ahmed) Published in Capital Cambodia, Khmer Times on 29 November 2019....

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