Assessment of Islamic State Khorasan Province

Tarjuman Al-Asawirti, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet, released a video in English titled "The Crusade Shaming Tactics." The video starts with the following message, "Manipulators use strategies to make others feel pitiful and they can....

Indigenisation: A New Awakening- Where are We Headed?

Setting the Perspective

The Recent Past
It was not very long ago when the word ‘indigenisation’ of defence equipment used to draw passive and uninspiring thoughts in the mind. Handled by a solitary branch under the Corps of EM....

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: April 2022

In the month of April 2022 Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized six expert group interactions with most of them being hybrid. All the interactions covered the relevant and engaging topics in the world and the region i.e. Sri Lanka, Uk....

China: Daily Scan, June 3, 2022

China voices firm opposition to agreements with sovereignty implications between U.S., Taiwan region: Xinhuanet
June 2, 2022
Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, on Thursday expressed ....

The ‘Unresolved’ Taiwan issue: Chinese Achilles Heel?

The Russian attack on Ukraine raised a lot of questions about the future of Taiwan. The most pertinent questions being will Beijing attack Taiwan and force a military take over of the island, the second being will the United States fulfil its commitm....

VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 16-31 May 2022

DEFENCE

The China-Solomon Islands Bilateral Security Pact

In April 2022, China and the Solomon Islands signed a bilateral defence pact. The signing of this deal has caused great distress within Australia and the US, drawing sharp reactions from both the countries. The news of possible pact of this kind brok....

Is India Ready to Adapt to the Impacts of Extreme Weather Events?

Introduction
From March to April this year, India experienced an unprecedented heatwave with many places in northern India recording temperature in excess of 45°C over extended periods of time. In all, 15 states and Union Territories (UT) ....

"The Harambee Factor: India - Africa Economic and Development Partnership” by Ambassador Gurjit Singh, Macmillan Education India Pvt. Ltd., Pp 500 2022, INR 2,802. ISBN: 978-93-5455-069-0

A wealth of literature illustrates China's relationship with Africa in all of its facets. In comparison, there isn't nearly enough research on India's engagement in Africa in its entirety. In that sense, there is hardly any literature that deals spec....

China: Daily Scan, June 2, 2022

Senior Guangdong provincial legislator under probe: Xinhuanet
June 1, 2022
Chen Rugui, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of Guangdong Provincial People's Congress, is being investigated for suspected severe violations of d....

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