Neighbourhood Studies
Longewala December 1971: If it Was Fought as a Unified Theatre Command Battle

Longewala- an Opportunity Lost
On 4 December 1971 when Indian forces were advancing into erstwhile East Pakistan, the Pakistanis decided to advance into Rajasthan along Axis Ramgarh – Jaisalmerand beyond. It was past midnight when sixty....

Pakistan: The Appointment of the New COAS and the End of the Long March

Pakistan government announced the appointment of General Asim Munir as the new Army chief on Friday. General Sahir Shamshad Mirza was appointed Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee. The army chief’s appointment is always watched with eno....

Pakistan: Appointment of New Army Chief

After much delay and deliberate attempts by former Prime Minister Imran Khan to make the issue controversial, Lt. Gen Syed Asim Munir Shah, Frontier Force Regiment, was appointed Pakistan’s new Army Chief on Nov 24. A lingering `technical issue’ ....

Special Strategic Discussion- “Assassination attempt on Imran Khan and its Implications on India"

Vivekananda International Foundation organized a Special Strategic Discussion on the topic “Assassination attempt on Imran Khan and its Implications onIndia” on 9th November 2022. The event was attended by Shri S Gurumurthy, Chairman, VIF, Dr. A....

Book Discussion- The Pashtuns: A Contested History authored by Shri Tilak Devasher

On 14th October 2022, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a book discussion on "The Pashtuns- A contested history”, authored by Shri Tilak Devahser. This is the fourth book by Mr. Devasher earlier three being Pakistan: Courting th....

Security Challenges along Indo-Nepal Border Regions

Nepal holds a crucial role in India’s security not merely on account of its size, natural resources and population, but more so due to its November 21, 2022 Neighbourhood Studies , Nepal , Commentary , India , Nepal , Border , infiltration , surveillance , Militants , Armed Police Force , SSB

The Pashtuns - A contested history

In this episode, Aakriti Vinayak, Research Associate, VIF discusses with Mr Tilak Devasher, Member National Security Advisory Board his new book, The Pashtuns- A contested history. The discussion explores questions like who are the pashtuns? What is ....

Pakistani PM Shehbaz Sharif’s Visit to Beijing and CPEC

Pakistan’s Prime Minister visited China on November 1-2, 2022. Shehbaz Sharif was amongst the first foreign leaders received by Xi Jin Ping soon after the latter got himself an unprecedented third term in office. This was projected in Pakistani med....

Discussion on Nepal’s Domestic Developments

On 18 October 2022, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a talk on “Nepal’s Domestic Developments”. Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VIF, gave the introductory remarks, followed by Shri Jay Nishaant's presentation. Dr Gupta stated ....

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