VIF Briefs
China’s New Central Military Commission

China unveiled its new military leadership the day after the 20th Party Congress concluded on October 23. The composition of the new Central Military Commission (CMC), each of whose members is a hand-picked loyalist of Chinese President Xi...

Revitalization of INSTC and Prospects of the Greater Eurasian Connectivity

The geostrategic significance of Central Asia is very much important from India’s foreign policy and domestic policy points of view. Central Asia shares a border with China in the East, Caspian in the West, Russia in the North, and Iran and...

Gorkha Dimension in India-Nepal Relations

India has always been proud to have Gurkha/Nepalese as soldiers in Indian Defence Forces and has made every effort to ensure that they are looked after and cared for in their twilight years even when these pensioners reside in Nepal. The GOI has...

Draft Telecom Bill 2022: A Step in the Right Direction but Concerns Remain

India is set to overhaul its telecommunication regulatory framework. The Ministry of Communications, Government of India, has released
a 40-page draft of the Indian Telecommunication Bill, 2022, along with an explanatory note for public...

Ban on Popular Front of India - A Long Overdue Step

… strong legal measures, including a law on radicalization and terror funding are the need of the hour to clearly state that attempts to challenge India’s unity and integrity will be firmly dealt with ... red-lines need to be drawn for the media...

China's Cyber Espionage Operations

… India is on the hit list of some very sophisticated cybercriminal groups of attackers … Indian businesses need to take note as Singapore is becoming a significant hotspot for cyberattacks … China’s cyber espionage against Indian security...

Winning the War Against Space Debris: An International Imperative

… there is a massive amount of space debris already in orbit … the amount will continue to grow … debris removal methods and their quick operationalisation will have to find ways to co-exist and promote the ongoing safety, security, and...

India Nepal Border Disputes Including Kalapani Issue

Disregarding the historical facts & evidences, and primarily the ongoing bilateral talks relating to Kalapani issue, K.P. Sharma Oli led Nepal government released a new emblem of Nepal after second amendment of the Constitution of Nepal on 13...

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...

Language of ‘Dharma’ in a World of ‘Right-Duty’ Discourses

Human rights dry up without a language of human duties, which have consequences for the right protection demands itself. But again, the language of human duties withers without a language of Dharma. This article argues that it is a crisis that...

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