An Exploration of Sri Lankan Strategy in the Aftermath of LTTE

Sri Lanka offering Pakistan and China a greater role to end the ethnic conflict perhaps can be explained through India’s reluctance to intervene in the conflict. But in the post-LTTE Sri Lanka, the increasing frequency of Pakistani high-ranking off....

Seminar on ‘Aerospace Leadership in the Coming Decades’

Inaugural Session The Conference commenced with the Opening Address by Air Cmde Jasjit Singh AVSM VrC VM (retd.), Director, Centre for Air Power Studies, followed by Keynote Address by Air Marshal KJ Mathews AVSM YSM, Commander-in-Chie....

Seminar Report: Perspectives on Transforming India-Central Asia Engagement, Prospects and Issues

Central Asia has a been of immense geopolitical significance for centuries, whether it was Tsarist Russia or Soviet Union and now the current world order after the demise of the Soviet Union, Central Asia continues to play an important role in the ....

India doesn't need advice from others in responding to Egypt

Criticism of India’s perceived reluctance to endorse the democratic urgings surfacing in many Arab countries is misplaced. The Indian media has, of course, covered the upsurge in Egypt very extensively, to the point that outside observers may concl....

US Assistant Secretary of State Andrew J. Shapiro Interacts with VIF Faculty

US Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Andrew J. Shapiro visited VIF on February 11, 2011 for an interaction with senior members of the Foundation. A range of issues, including the strategic dimension of the India-US b....

Knowing when not to talk

The ministry of external affairs press release of February 10, and our foreign secretary’s press conference of February 8, clearly indicate that the latter and her Pakistani counterpart agreed at Thimphu to resume the stalled India-Pakistan dialogu....

Has Nepal Found The Answer?

More than eight months after the resignation of CPN (UML) leader Madhav Kumar Nepal as Prime Minister of the country and after 16 failed attempts finally, on February 3, 2011, UML Chairman Jhalnath Khanal was elected the new Prime Minister, defeating....

Scoring Self-Goals with Pakistan

We have decided to resume the so-called composite dialogue with Pakistan, without admitting as much. Why not be frank about the change in our position? Why resort to word play to obfuscate? If we are going to discuss counter-terrorism, peace and secu....

Kachin-Myanmar Conflict: Implications for India

The virtual end of the 17 year old ceasefire between Kachin and Myanmar will turn out to be a dilemma for India, particularly in New Delhi’s quest to control the insurgency in the North East. The normalising of ties between India and Myanmar in rec....

India's Soft-Power:Call Comes From The East!

Introduction: There has been renewed fighting over the last few weeks between two Asian nations Thailand and Cambodia, in India’s near abroad region, over the 9th Century Hindu Temple complex situated on a mountain-top. Preah Vihear is a....

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