Why Pakistan is Blowing Apart LoC Ceasefire?

Even though there have been occasional violations by Pakistani troops of the ceasefire agreement on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, the recent flare-up has placed an enormous strain on the Confidence Building Measure (CBM) that had be....

Recent Political Developments in China

Back in the days of the Soviet Union, readers of a nationalist newspaper, Sovetskaya Rossiya [Soviet Russia] were exposed to a full-page article by one Nina Andreeva, a chemistry teacher at the Leningrad Technology Institute. The article appeared in ....

Cross Media Ownership - A Threat to Vibrant Democracy

India has been debating the issue of cross-media ownership for the last over 60 years.However, it is only now that it is being raised by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) at the behest of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for th....

Launch of Red Revolution 2020 and Beyond: Strategic Challenges to Resolve Naxalism

Red Revolution 2020 and Beyond: Strategic Challenges to Resolve Naxalism authored by Lt Gen V K Ahluwalia, Army Commander, Central Command, was launched at a release function at the Vivekananda International Foundation on August 19, 2013. The book wa....

Interaction with H.E Mr Stewart Beck, Canadian High Commissioner to India

On August 14, 2013, VIF welcomed the High Commissioner of Canada to India, H.E. Mr Stewart Beck. Mr Ajit Doval, KC, Director, VIF, commenced the interactive session by briefing Amb Beck about the objectives and achievements of the Foundation as also ....

Will China Checkmate India on Chabahar?

In a development that could very well upset India’s geo-strategic apple cart, China is making deft and vigorous moves to woo Iran to accept its offer of US$80-million to upgrade the Chabahar port located on the coast of Gulf of Oman, off the Strait....

India’s Dialogue with Pakistan a Trap

Our response to the killing of five Indian soldiers last week by the Pakistanis inside our Line of Control has again shown our inability to deal effectively with the dual issue of dialoguing with Pakistan and scotching the terrorist threat from it. T....

The Neighbour from Hell - Some Common Myths about India-Pakistan Relations

As tensions rise between India and Pakistan, the usual arguments are being repeated on both sides of a serious divide in India on how to deal with that country. The reason we are unable to get the relationship right is that the country and the public....

Punish the Pakistan Army for Repeated ‘Rogue’ Actions

In recent months, the Pakistan army has been behaving in a rather aggressive manner on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir in blatant violation of the mutually observed cease-fire. Following closely on the heels of the beheading of an Indi....

India’s Defence Diplomacy as a Component of its Look East Policy

The dominant impulse of India’s Look East Policy (LEP) that was launched in 1992 was economic and cultural, the objective being to reintegrate India economically and culturally with our civilisational neighbours of South East (SE) Asia. In December....

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