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Durand Line: Did India Fail Frontier Gandhi?

‘You have thrown us to the wolves!’ these words by Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan will continue to haunt the nation for decades to come. In the story of India’s freedom struggle, he was one of the bravest. A martyr. Yet he and his Pakhtun brothers were...

Jammu and Kashmir: A Compendium

Over the last seventy years, Jammu & Kashmir has seen political machinations, violence, cross-border terrorism, instability and economic stagnation. On August 5, 2019, the Indian Government decided to amend Article 370 of the Indian...

Changing Character of Hybrid Warfare: The Threat to India

India’s security dilemmas are complex, with two hostile powers on its frontiers and a large number of internal fault lines which are vulnerable and have been exploited by the adversaries in the past. The Indian Army Doctrine of 2018 defines ‘the...

Management of India's Military Prowess: Issues and Aspects

Conceptualising the foundations of national defence and organising a conformingly robust military structure is a humungous task of extremely complexities. Even nations who possess pristine strategic vision and deep rooted military culture find it...

India’s Foreign Policy: Surviving in a Turbulent World

Written by foreign policy experts, academics and practioners, this book develops the frameworks and strategies for India’s foreign policy that can be adopted to meet the emerging challenges and non-traditional threats in the new world order. It...

Vimarsh New Frontiers in Public Debate

There is always a purpose, an objective and a target audience behind the exercise of writing and publishing any book. Measured against these classical parameters, the book on 'Vimarsh' might appear a bit different from the normal. Yes, it is so...

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam - Relevance of India’s Ancient Thinking to Contemporary Strategic Reality

The adoption of 21st June as International Day of Yoga by the United Nations General Assembly in 2014, in response to an India-led resolution with a record high number of co-sponsors, was a landmark event. In this backdrop, it is all the more...

History of Ancient India-VIII : Sculpture, Painting, Terracottas, Performing Arts and Architecture

The present volume provides a thorough and meticulous introduction to India’s sculpture, painting, terracottas, performing arts and architecture. In each case the coverage is extensive, supported by detailed references and should lead to further...

A Decade of Discourse on Defence Matters

This book is a compilation of 30 pioneering papers on issues connected with India's national defence. These papers are a part of the vast repository of VIF publications over the past decade of its functioning as a strategic think tank with the...

India's Strategies for Information War & Cyber Deterrence

The concept of Information Warfare (IW) is as old as warfare itself but has gained in significance in recent times where we look at non-contact battles between two adversaries. This concept involves the use of information and communication...

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