Getting ‘Stoned’ by the Stones

Since June, the stone-pelting in Kashmir seems to have left the Indian establishment stupefied. The government, both in the state and at the centre, has been reduced to a state of paralysis, almost as though they have been ‘stoned’ by the stones.....

Six Reasons why India is not scared of China’s Military Showdown in South Tibet (Arunachal Pradesh)


India is completely ignoring Chinese indignations and warnings despite the fact that the latter sternly cautioned the former regarding Prime Minister Monmohan Singh’s planned visit covering several parts of China’s South Tibetan region sched....

How do Ordinary People look at Politics in China?

Liang Heng, a renouned journalist of the People’s Daily has recently discussed common man’s notion about politics in the people’s forum of the daily. The author writes on politics and knows the difficulties of publishing political articles in a....

INTERACTION WITH BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER IN INDIA, HIS EXCELLENCY SIR RICHARD STAGG

The British High Commissioner in India, His Excellency Sir Richard Stagg had a very useful and candid exchange of views with a distinguished gathering of former Service Chiefs, Heads of Intelligence Services, Diplomats and domain experts at Vivekanan....

OPEN SEASON ON PAKISTANI SHIAS

From Gilgit to Karachi and from Lahore to Quetta, extremist Sunni terrorist groups appear to have declared an open season on the minority Shia community in Pakistan. Despite the expressions of outrage and condemnation by top political leaders and civ....

INTERACTION WITH BOB HORMATS, US UNDER-SECRETARY

Interaction with Robert D. 'Bob' Hormats, Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs. A very interesting interaction was held at the VIF Seminar hall from 1130-1300h on 11 Sep. 2010 between US Under-Secretary of Stat....

Cyber Security: Threats and Challenges

First Session

Introduction by Air Chief Marshal S.P. Tyagi A seminar on the subject of “Cyber Security: Threats and Challenges” was held at the VIF Seminar Hall on 9 September 2010 from 10.30am to 15.30 pm. The morning ....

Analysis: Chinese Military “Buildup” in Gilgit

Selig Harrison’s report on the deployment of 7-11,000 Chinese troops in the Gilgit Region of POK has caused considerable concern in India. By way of denial the Pakistanis and Chinese have not refuted the presence of the troops but their purpose. Th....

MPs’ SALARIES - WORK LESS, EARN MORE

One does not know whether our MPs are aware of it, but there is widespread public resentment over the humongous salary hike that they have merrily given themselves during the recent Monsoon Session of Parliament. Public anger over this issue is occas....

Vimarsha on : Importance of Governance in India’s Future with Dr. Mahesh N Buch

The eminent and highly respected Civil Servant, Dr. Mahesh N Buch gave a very spirited talk on the Importance of Governance in India’s Future, at the VIF Auditorium on 30 Aug 10. He highlighted the role of decisive leaders like Margaret Thatcher wh....

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