VIF Briefs
An assessment of the Second Plenum of China’s 13th National People’s Congress

.. convened in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in the first fortnight of March 2019, the annual plenary sessions set the agenda for the year ahead and accorded formal approval of the entire 89 million-strong Chinese Communist Party to the...

Jammu and Kashmir Security Review 2018 -What lies ahead?

… continuing Pakistani support to the militants groups, terrorism in the Kashmir Valley is unlikely vanish anytime soon … however the support system to anti-India activities in the Valley is being continuously degraded … welfare and developmental...

Is Colonisation of Space Imminent?

… India, with its well-developed space programme, must claim her rightful place and plan for space exploration, space station … by involvement of the private sector and co-operation with like-minded nations like Japan and Israel … (She should)...

Internal Security Budget 2019-20: Ad-hocism to Systematic Coherence

... ensuring peace, safety and security of its people and properties and upholding the rule of law is one of the most important responsibilities of the state ... this makes internal security a complex phenomenon in India’s comprehensive national...

India-Tajikistan Relations: The Security Factor

India and Tajikistan share great historical and cultural relations. Tajikistan was a part of Kushana and Persian Empires which had close cultural linkages with the Indian subcontinent. During the Islamic rule in India, Persian language and Sufism...

Pakistan’s Nuclear and Missile Programme: An Assessment

Introduction

The closest formulation of Pakistan’s Nuclear Security doctrine, if any, was enunciated in an article appearing in The News, in October 1999, written by former Foreign Minister Agha Shahi, former Foreign Secretary Abdus...

Revival of Peace Initiatives in Afghanistan: Implications for India

Introduction

Seventeen years have passed since the American forces entered Afghanistan in October 2001 and ousted the Taliban. The massive crackdown forced the Al-Qaeda and the Taliban leaders to melt into Pakistan, where they...

Optimising Defense Expenditure

… there is no place for wasteful expenditure. Indigenization must be the preferred option so that defense expenditure generates employment, helps in earning foreign exchange and sharpens our technology as also learning curve ...

U.S. National Cyber Strategy and Department of Defence (DoD) Cyber Strategy: An Analysis

… India’s national security establishments and the armed forces need to … take appropriate action wherever required to improve India’s posture in the cyber domain. Publishing a National Cyber Strategy and Cyber Strategy for the Ministry of...

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