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 
New Leadership Takes Charge in Vietnam: Challenges and Prospects On 05 April Vietnam’s National Assembly officially elected Mr. Pham Minh Chinh, member of the Politburo as the Prime Minister of Vietnam replacing the erstwhile Prime Minister Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc. The National Assembly resolution was passed with t...

Analysing Biden’s Interim National Security Strategic Guidance The US has come out with an Interim National Security Strategic Guidance on 03 March 2021 that will not only form the basis for Biden administration’s National Security Strategy but also would find its reflection in the forthcoming US Budget and es...

Implications of China’s New Coast Guard Law The new law passed by China’s legislature giving powers allowing its Coast Guard to fire on foreign vessels (without warning if necessary) as also permitting it to demolish structures built in under the ‘jurisdiction’ of China is undoubtedly a ...

मूल्यांकन : वियतनाम की 13वीं नेशनल पार्टी कांग्रेस के परिणाम वियतनाम की 13वीं नेशनल पार्टी कांग्रेस विगत 31 जनवरी को हुई थी। नेतृत्व के सांचे में बदलाव और उसके...

Assessment: Outcome of Vietnam’s 13th National Party Congress Vietnam’s 13th National Party Congress concluded on 31 January two days earlier than planned for with a change in the leadership matrix and after approving the developmental plans. Vietnam’s political guidance and governance is based on a quartet...

VIF 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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