Swamitva Yojana: Another Crucial Instrument of Rural Empowerment in India

The Government of India launched the Swamitva Yojana, also known as the "Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas" scheme. With the intention of giving rural property owners legal papers and facilitating the developm....

Neighbourhood News Digest - 15 June 2023


Pakistan Deports More Than 530 Afghan Refugees to Afghanistan - Latestly
After the Taliban assumed power in August 2021, thousands of Afghans fearing persecution and death threats fled Afghanistan and entered nei....

Drone Threat is Real: India Needs a Comprehensive Counter Drone Strategy

The Drone Threat
Unmanned vehicles, referred to as drones in this paper for ease, are unquestionably useful, but the problem is that this is true even for bad guys. The million-dollar question in the billion-dollar unmanned industry is ho....

VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 16-31 December 2022


Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border Clash: An Analysis

On September 14, border guards from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan exchanged fire at a disputed border section. The violent confrontation escalated and lasted for two days, with drones, tanks, aircraft, and exchange of rocket fire. ....

The Future of Ground Based Air Defence

Setting the Perspective

This work carries the author’s perception of the required ‘future face of the nation’s Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) which will be capable of countering the futuristic threats from our....

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