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‘असहिष्णुता’ की रक्षा में

इस बात के अभी ज्यादा समय नहीं हुए हैं, जब नरेन्द्र मोदी सरकार के पहली बार सत्ता में आने के बाद भार....

In Defence of 'Intolerance’

It was not long after the first Modi government came to power that a number of Indian academics based in some Indian and Western universities, issued a public statement expressing apprehension about the dangers that the country supposedly faced fr....

India Bangladesh the Mitali (friendship) Journey

The Mitali Express scheduled to run between Dhaka (Bangladesh) and Jalpaiguri (India, West Bengal) will be inaugurated by PM Modi and PM Sheikh Hasina on the 27th morning during PM Modi’s two days trip to Dhaka (26-27 March 2021). This visit is spe....

Biden’s Afghanistan Dilemma: Withdraw or not to Withdraw Troops without a Peace Deal

February 2021 marked exactly one year since United States (US) and the Taliban signed “The Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan”, in a bid to end decades of war in the country. One of the key features of the agreement reached by the former....

Changing American Perspective on Quad from Trump to Biden

“Whoever commands the sea, commands the trade; whoever commands the trade of the world commands the riches of the world, and consequently the world itself.” -Sir Walter Raleigh, 17th Century
It is still too early in....

Redeeming Libya

Smooth and peaceful transition of power from an internationally recognised government (GNA) of Fayez Al-Sarraj to locally and internationally recognised interim Government of National Unity (GNU) headed by PM Abd Alhamid Dabaiba (Dbeibeh) and three ....

A Strategic Shift in the UK’s View of India is Welcome

(This is a modified version of the Director, VIF’s remarks at the VIF-IISS Webinar on “Implications of the UK Integrated Review for India” held on 19 March 2021) The Integrated review and its implications for bilateral relations W....

The Leadership Summit will Consolidate the Quad

The historic leadership summit of the Quad counties held on 12th March 2021 was a milestone in the evolution of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue which was set up back in 2007 and revived in 2017. Hosted by US President Joe Biden, Indian Prime Mini....

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