Neighbourhood Studies
Pak Unlikely to Mend its Ways

We should be clear-sighted about the impact of Osama bin Laden’s killing on the domestic situation in Pakistan, US-Pakistan relations, the situation in Afghanistan, China’s goals in the region, the war on terrorism and, of course, India. Pakis....

India Accepting Taliban in Afghanistan?

India has clear strategic interests in Afghanistan but not a clear strategy to pursue them. An independent, sovereign Afghanistan, free of external interference would best serve India’s interests. So would an Afghanistan that is a transit hub betwe....

Redefining Sri Lanka - Pakistan Ties an Indian Perspective

Introduction Since 1948, when Sri Lanka became free from British rule, it has enjoyed a close and cordial relationship with Pakistan. Sri Lanka openly supported Pakistan during the Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan. During the Ind....

Treat Pakistan’s Ailments with Strong Medicine

What are the policy changes towards Pakistan that the US must make in the wake of the Osama bin Laden treachery? Business as usual between the two countries would be a folly. The US has to draw hard lessons from the enormity of the deceipt practised ....

Interaction with Ambassador Niclas Trouve

The Indian view on the situation in Afghanistan and the future of the country was examined. In addition to the Indian perspective, the views of other countries, like Pakistan, Iran, Russia and Central Asian countries on the current situation in Afgha....

Interaction with Maulana Fazlur Rehman

Maulana Fazlur Rehman, former leader of the opposition in the National Assembly of Pakistan and chief of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUIF) visited VIF on February 16, 2011. He was accompanied by the former Tourism Minister, Attaur Rehman and Senator Dr....

Recent Developments in Nepal - The Way Forward

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi (India) organized a Seminar on ‘Recent Developments in Nepal - The Way Forward’ on 6-7 January 2011 at the VIF Conference Room, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. The two-day program was inaugurated by ....

Indian Options in Afghanistan

President Obama, while agreeing to the ‘surge’ as suggested by General Stanley A. McCrystal announced in 2009 that US Army will start pulling out of Afghanistan after July 2011. This has resulted in a suspected loss of morale of the US Army and ....

Ethnic Reconciliation and Nation Building in Sri Lanka

Book Release and Panel Discussion

The Indian Centre for South Asian Studies and the Centre for Asian Studies in collaboration with the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), released a book entitled “Ethnic Reconciliation and Nation ....

Pakistan's Military Exercise AZM-E-NAU: Need To Monitor Scale and Scope


Pakistan’s Director General of Military Training(DGMT) Maj Gen Muzzammal Hussein and the DGISPR, Maj Gen Athar Abbas at a recent joint press conference in Rawalpindi outlined the details of a large scale Military Exercise code named Azm-e-N....

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