International Relations and Diplomacy
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Visit to Moscow Sets an Example of Relations Between Great Powers

Relations between Russia and India are exemplary from Moscow’s perspective, as they demonstrate how powers should interact amid the changing international order. First, their relationship is grounded in the responsibility which governments have to ....

Iran’s Role in India's Strategy in the South Caucasus

The changing world order is marked by the growth of new power centers and redistribution of spheres of influence. India is becoming one of the key poles, and the South Caucasus one of the regions of competition. Restoration of the regional balance of....

Modi embraces the bear as the Eagle looks on

The Modi govt has broadened India’s relationships with Russia as well as with US & its allies. It’s about protecting core national interests while building on convergences & managing differences. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit t....

Portents of the Xi-Putin Meeting of May 2024

Summits between Russian President Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping are invariably closely monitored in world capitals, especially since the onset of Russia’s war with Ukraine in 2022 and the two having declared a “no limits friendship”! C....

View: Modi's visit shows our relations with Russia not legacy holdout

That Prime Minister Narendra Modi's much-anticipated and watched journey to Moscow, his first bilateral visit following the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, was opportune and overdue tells something about India-Russia ties. PM Modi and President Vladimir Pu....

Pezeshkian as President: What Might this Mean for Iran and India

Election for the presidency of the Islamic Republic in Iran has brought into limelight the unlikely figure of Masoud Pezeshkian, who beat the arch-conservative Saeed Jalili in the run-off held on 5th July 2024. Winning by a good nine percentage poin....

Future Politico-diplomatic Initiatives with China and the Border Dispute

The phase of intense politico-diplomatic relationship between India and China got over in May 2020, having lasted nearly thirty years plus. Of the guiding mantras of diplomacy and deterrence, the former was centre-stage, and the latter was underplaye....

Playing with Fire: Future of Israel-Hamas & Hezbollah Conflict

Building the Perspective
This work is a sequel to the author’s previous work titled ‘Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s War Aims a NO GO’.[1] While the said....

Repatriation of Artefacts Under PM Narendra Modi’s Leadership

Have you ever imagined how a graceful bronze image of Nataraja, crafted in the 11th century CE under the Chola rulers for temples in Tamil Nadu, ended up in North American or European museums? Well, the short answer to that is colonialism, war crimes....

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: May 2024

During the month, the VIF Pakistan Experts Group discussed critical issues shaping Pakistan's current landscape. The session focussed on Pakistan's political outlook, noting the dominant role of the military following the marginalisation of former Pr....

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