The 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party

The upcoming 19th Congress of the nearly 88-million strong Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is important not only for Xi Jinping and China, but potentially for China’s neighbours and the world. It will consolidate the course on which China is set. ....

Kazakhstan: Emerging Player on the World Stage

Kazakhstan has assumed non-permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the tenure of 2017-18. It is the first Central Asian Republic (CAR) to join this supreme body. Kazakhstan is a young nation that gained independence i....

Treating the ‘Disease of Disconnection’

Author’s Note The previous paper by this author, while addressing the broader concerns and implications of Daesh for the Indian context, built on theoretical insights from multidisciplinary domains in pursuit of a possible count....

मानव ढाल: कश्मीर में सेना के युवा अधिकारियों के सामने रोज़ रहती हैं असामान्य परिस्थितियां

बडगाम की घटना को सही संदर्भ में देखा जाना चाहिए। किसी बंधक को मानव ढाल की तरह इस्तेमाल करना न त�....

Stoke the Indigenous Fire - A Way Ahead for Army Air Defence

Abstract Having been associated first hand with the twin process of sustenance of an ageing and vintage inventory of Ground Based Air Defence Weapon Systems (GBADWS) of the Corps of Army Air Defence (AAD) on one hand and the ....

Achievements: India-Vietnam Defence and Security Cooperation

“We realise that our efforts to bring economic prosperity to our people need to be accompanied by steps to secure them. Prime Minister and I have, therefore, agreed to deepen our defence and security engagement to advance our common interests. T....

क्या भारत को चाहिए पाकिस्तान के साथ युद्ध की नई नीति?

पिछले 70 वर्ष से पाकिस्तान भारत से सीधे या दूसरों को शह देकर छद्म युद्ध करता आ रहा है। सीधे युद्ध �....

Modernisation of Artillery- A Quantum Jump

Quantum Jump- Artillery Modernisation The Indian Artillery is currently in a Network Centric Warfare (NCW) Environment and has to provide Surveillance and Reconnaissance resulting in Target Acquisition, which would lead to engagem....

Round Table Discussion on Deep-Water Gas Pipeline

Dr T N Rao, on behalf of South Asia Gas Enterprise Private Ltd (SAGE), a consortium led by the Indian Siddho Mal Group, laid out a presentation for the VIF faculty on building a deep-water, trans-national, natural gas pipeline system from the Middle....

Interaction with Bangladesh Jatiyo Party Delegation

A seven-member delegation of Bangladesh Jatiyo Party, led by Mr Ziauddin Ahmed (Bablu), Member of Parliament and former advisor to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh visited the VIF. Broad ranging talks with a select panel of experts, which include....

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