Double-Time Transition in South Asian Geopolitics!

The bygone year has been globally geopolitically transformative, with indications of catalysing into a new era. Many of the events are being propelled by the catastrophic pandemic with its birth epicentre at Wuhan, China. The Corona Virus is geopolit....

Changing American Perspective on Quad from Trump to Biden

“Whoever commands the sea, commands the trade; whoever commands the trade of the world commands the riches of the world, and consequently the world itself.” -Sir Walter Raleigh, 17th Century
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Cyber DNA of China –Deep, Focussed and Militarised

The strategic goals reconfirmed by the CCP, in late 1970’s, included maintaining domestic stability; sustaining economic growth and development; defending national sovereignty and territorial integrity; safeguarding China’s interest world over. T....

Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh: Geopolitical Implications

The geostrategic sensitive region of region of Nagorno-Karabakh lies at an intersection of political, ethnic and religious borders of Iran, Turkey, Russia and Georgia. On September 27, 2020 the war broke out with Azerbaijan launching an offensive re....

Internet Lockdowns: Is There Any Other Way Out?

India's internet revolution is fast transforming its political, social, cultural, and technological landscape. One of the most critical factors that ensured the landslide victory of PM Modi with his razor-sharp and a straight-forward nationalist dis....

Redeeming Libya

Smooth and peaceful transition of power from an internationally recognised government (GNA) of Fayez Al-Sarraj to locally and internationally recognised interim Government of National Unity (GNU) headed by PM Abd Alhamid Dabaiba (Dbeibeh) and three ....

Significance of Blinken’s and Austin’s Visits to Seoul and Tokyo

No sooner than the first virtual summit of the four Quad leaders discussed the regional issues and underlined the importance of rules of law and free and open Indo-Pacific, the Joe Biden administration sent his Secretary of State Antony Blinken and D....

Use of Airpower in ‘No War No Peace’ Scenario

15 March 2021 A ceasefire along the LOC came into being between India and Pakistan on 25 February coinciding with the second anniversary of airstrike by India at Balakot in response to the suicide bombing attack on a police convoy in Pulwama, Kas....

A Strategic Shift in the UK’s View of India is Welcome

(This is a modified version of the Director, VIF’s remarks at the VIF-IISS Webinar on “Implications of the UK Integrated Review for India” held on 19 March 2021) The Integrated review and its implications for bilateral relations W....

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