As the Killing of Top Iran General marks a Tipping Point in the Crisis in the Middle East, Who has the Most to Fear

In the early hours of 03 January, Iran's most powerful military commander, General Qasem Soleimani was killed by an air strike at Baghdad airport in a precision strike carried out by the US. The attack, based on specific intelligence, was carried out....

Post 370 Kashmir - Roadmap for the future and Emerging Security Challenges

As Jammu and Kashmir enters the fifth month since the abrogation of Article 370, the national and international media, opposition leaders, and many public intellectuals have continued to repeatedly raise serious concerns about the security and commun....

2019 Sets 2020 for a Robust EV Policy in India

2019 has been a pivotal year for the State Governments and Union Territories in India to come up with policies and initiatives for Electric Vehicles. The pivot comes at a time when India’s major cities saw high levels of pollution, some entering th....

वर्तमान संदर्भ में नागरिकता संबंधी संवैधानिक प्रावधान

नागरिकता (संशोधन) अधिनियम, 2019 पर देश में तीखी बहस चल रही है। देश के कई हिस्सों में विरोध शुरू हो गए ....

VIF Delegation Visit to Myanmar

A delegation from VIF led by Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director and comprising of Lt Gen (Retd) Ravi Sawhney, Amb (Retd) Gautam Mukhopadhaya, Dr Sreeradha Datta and Col Jaideep Chanda visited Myanmar from 9 – 12 December 2019. The delegation interacted....

The Kural and Ethics

Introduction
The Thirukkural by Thiruvalluvar, also known as the Kural is a powerful and compact Tamil text from South India which has survived and thrived over 2,000 years. This work of outstanding brevity cons....

India’s Approach to Countering Violent Extremism: Issues and Prospects

This is an updated version of paper presented at an international conference on Countering Violent Extremism organized by China’s Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing in December 2019

General
India has been at the receiving ....

2019 was a Challenging Year for Indian Foreign Policy, 2020 will be even more so

Introduction
US-China trade war deepened in 2019 despite some signs of thaw towards the end. Unexpectedly, President Trump was impeached by the US congress on the charges of having misused his power and for not cooperating with the Cong....

भारतीय राजनय और हिन्द-प्रशांत महासागर

हिन्द-प्रशांत महासागर का भारत की कार्टोग्राफिक सीमा पश्चिमी प्रशांत महासागर से लेकर दक्षिण-प....

Digital Empowerment of Myanmar

Introduction
On Oct 1, 2019, Myanmar celebrated “U-day”, to mark the official transition from its homegrown digital font Zawgyi (pronounced as “zaw-jee”) to a unified font conforming to the international standards of “Unicode....

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