Partners in Strategy - India has done well to Affirm its Stakes in Afghanistan

The strategic partnership agreement signed by India and Afghanistan on October 4 has aroused considerable diplomatic interest. How should India’s decision to politically escalate its ties with Afghanistan at this juncture be interpreted, and what c....

Seminar on India-Bangladesh Relations

The Vivekananda International Foundation organized a seminar on India-Bangladesh relations at its premises on October 12 & 13, 2011. Spanning three sessions, with one session each devoted to economic issues, security related issues and bilateral rela....

I, The People !!

While campaigning for the by-election in Hisar Arvind Kejriwal, of RTI fame, made the amazing statement that Anna Hazare was right in saying that he was above Parliament, because as a citizen he is sovereign. I tried to excuse this as election rh....

Geostrategic Factors In Indo-US Relations

An examination of the history of the Indo-American engagement since Indian Independence shows that there were three major occasions when the relationship might have developed along more positive lines. These were, first, in the period immediately aft....

Indo-Bangladesh Defence Cooperation: Op Sampriti and Beyond

When Sheikh Hasina’s government in Dhaka reciprocated in almost full measure to Indian overtures by apprehending and repatriating important Indian insurgent leaders billeting in her country, the doors opened not only for improved bilateral cooperat....

China’s Stance in East Asia at Odds with Pok Policy

Friction betwen India and China has expanded from South Asia to East Asia. Reacting to two oil exploration blocks offered by Vietnam to India in the South China Sea, China has called on countries to refrain from such ventures because of its “indisp....

What is Leadership all about?

The one single tract which guides our democracy is the Constitution of India. The Preamble of the Constitution establishes two specific conditions of government in India. First and foremost is the statement that sovereignty vests in the people and ....

Getting lost in Afghanistan

It’s 10 years of the ongoing war in Afghanistan. As the US-led NATO forces prepare the ground to throw in the towel, the situation in the region remains as critical as ever. And, it’s unlikely to change until the Pakistan problem is sorted out....

Vimarsha - A talk on Proposed Communal Violence Bill with Mr. R.N.P. Singh

‘Vimarsha’, VIF’s monthly series of public discourse on contemporary subjects, was held on September 30, 2011 to discuss an issue of utmost national importance - the implications for social harmony of a proposed legislation titled 'Preventio....

WHY TRANSPARENCY?

This paper will begin with two stories, neither of which is apocryphal. Both relate to Neemuch Sub Division of Mandsaur District (Neemuch is now a separate district), both are from 1960 and the officer who figures in them is Manish Bahl, a 1957 batc....

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