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Narendra Modi’s visit to Saudi Arabia

On 28 and 29 October 2019, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a visit to Saudi Arabia and met with King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud and the crown prince, Mohammed Bin Salman. The Indian Prime Minister also met with Saudi Environment, Water and....

Understanding China’s Belt and Road Initiative

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a seminar on 8 April, 2019, on ‘Understanding China’s Belt and Road Initiative’. The deliberations were divided in three broad themes: Aims and Drivers of the Belt and Road Initiative (BR....

Vimarsha : New Templates For India’s National Security Management

On 13 June 2019, Ambassador PS Raghavan, Chairman, National Security Advisor Board (NSAB) delivered a monthly Vimarsha lecture on ‘New templates for India’s National Security Management’ at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF).....

A Survey of Global Media’s Perspective on Indian Elections

Afghanistan
The media in Afghanistan has covered Indian elections from the beginning. The Kabul based TOLO News wrote a story on 11 April 2019 tilted “India’s giant elections get underway”. The story talks about how Prime Minister ....

Round Table at the VIF on Elections 2019 by Dr. A. Surya Prakash, Chairman, Prasar Bharti

During the course of the elections, Dr. A Surya Prakash visited the states of Karnataka, Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal to understand how the people were voting. He shared his impression and insight during two round table d....

Calls for De Escalation and Dialogue Smack of Defeatism and Lack of Resolve

In the aftermath of the game changing and highly successful Balakote strike, undertaken by the IAF on 26th February, in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan and the unsuccessful aerial attack attempted by the PAF in J&K on 27th February in whi....

India-Tajikistan Relations: The Security Factor

India and Tajikistan share great historical and cultural relations. Tajikistan was a part of Kushana and Persian Empires which had close cultural linkages with the Indian subcontinent. During the Islamic rule in India, Persian language and Sufism fro....

US-China Trade War: Analyses of Deeper Nuances and Wider Implications

… China is unsatisfied with the degree of accommodation offered by the US and the US is uncomfortable with the strategic demands made by China … US wants China to reduce its trade deficit … an unrealistic request given the time it would take to....

Prospects for India–China Maritime Cooperation

Introduction
The keynote address of Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered at the Shangri-La Dialogue on June 01, 2018, succinctly spelt out India’s Indo-Pacific strategy between the “shifting plates of global politics and the fault l....

Current International Order in Flux: Opportunities and Threats

Early this year, a Rand Corporation researcher wrote: “…. we find specific causal evidence that the elements of the order (International Order) were either a necessary condition or a strongly contributing variable to realising values ranging fro....

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