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India – US 2+2 Dialogue: Forging a Predictable Defence Relationship

Introduction
The recently concluded India – US 2+2 dialogue (October 26- 27, 2020), third in this series, is a pointer towards the two countries converging substantially in overcoming the often lamented `hesitation of history’. Coming....

Namaste SAARC

In the wake of Corona Pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the lead to sensitize the world about the need to use digital technology to strategize for cooperating and controlling this viral existential threat. As such the leaders need to stay h....

Introduction to Indian Strategic Thinking for Diplomats 2.0

On 17 February 2020, VIF held the second workshop for foreign diplomats posted in embassies based in New Delhi. It was the second time this initiative was taken to bring together diplomats from countries around the world and introduce them to the co....

Professional Military Education - An Indian Experience

Introduction “The society that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools.” - Thucydides Professional Military Education (PME) has always been a cri....

VIF Delegation’s Visit to China

1. A five member delegation led by the VIF Director Gen N C Vij visited China from 15 to 22 Sep, 2015 at the invitation of the China Institute for International Studies (CIIS). The delegation comprised :-

Quad plus Dialogue

A VIF team led by its Director, General N. C. Vij, accompanied by Lt General Ravi Sawhney and Ambassador Sanjay Singh participated in the Quad-Plus dialogue held at Denpesar, Bali, Indonesia from February 1 to 3, 2015. Other participants were from th....

Present State of Insurgency, Extremist Violence & Terrorism in Pakistan

General State actors in Pakistan have pursued a policy of employing irregulars as instruments to further their political and military objectives ever since the state came into being in 1947. It first used irregulars to invade the then princ....

Seminar on Perspectives from China on Af-Pak Situation and Counter Terrorism

A one day conference on Af-Pak Situation and Counter Terrorism was organised by the VIF on 29th August. Scholars and experts from China gave out their perspectives on the evolving situation in Af-Pak region and their approach to counter-te....

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