Energy Security
Virtual Book Discussion on "Bengal and its Partition: An Untold Story" authored by Amb Bhaswati Mukherjee

On August 25, a Book Discussion on Ambassador Bhaswati Mukherjee’s book "Bengal and its Partition: An untold Story" was organised by the Vivekanand International Foundation. The discussion was chaired by Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director. Author Am....

COVID-19 has not Affected the EV Push in India

The lockdown period to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in India saw pollution levels dropping to the lowest levels since 2018. No economic activity from March 15-April 30 led to a reduction of 15 per cent in Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) levels compared to 2....

Impact of Attack on Saudi Aramco Facilities on India

The Scenario
On 14 September 2019, an attack by drones was launched on the Saudi Aramco oil pro-cessing facilities at Abqaiq and Khurais in Eastern Saudi Arabia. The Houthi movement in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack. The atta....

Sabotage Acts outside the Port of Fujairah – Implications for India

On the morning of the 12th of May 2019, commercial ships were attacked outside the port of Fujairah in United Arab Emirates (UAE). Reports of the incident first emerged in pro-Iranian media outlets in the region. They initially claimed tha....

Iran, US Sanctions and Oil

US oil and banking sanctions against Iran have gone into effect on 4th November. President Trump announced that these are toughest ever sanctions imposed by the US. The date is symbolic. It is the anniversary of the take over of US Embassy in Tehran ....

Commentary: Pakistan - Significance of Pashtun Protests

Pakistan’s capital Islamabad has seen many dharnas and protests in the last few years. However, perhaps for the first time it was witness to a 10-day sit-in (01-10 February 2018) by about 5000 Pashtuns largely from the Federally Administered Tribal....

एशिया-अफ्रीका वृद्धि गलियारा: क्या इससे पलटेगी बाजी?

एएजीसी दृष्टि पत्र – उत्पत्ति और इसके निर्माण के पीछे की संस्थाएं? अफ्रीकी विकास बैंक (अ....

Round table Conference on Energy Security on 14-15 May, 2015 - Summary of Recommendations

1.The Round-table recognised that energy access is critical for energy security. It took note of the fact that 80 million households are still to be provided with electricity and energy. This denies them a fair share of economic growt....

Round Table Discussion on India’s Energy Security

The VIF held a Round Table Discussion (RTD) on ‘Energy Security for India’, on 14 & 15 May 2015. An astute panel of policy experts and stakeholders, comprising, among others, Shri GB Pradhan, Chairman, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, S....

India-US Civil Nuclear Deal: A Dependence Entrapment?

India needs to proceed with utmost caution on its civil nuclear deal with the United States. The pathbreaking agreement, dramatically ‘operationalised’ in a 25 January meeting with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi by U.S. President Barac....

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