VIF Briefs
Pakistan: Nuclear Deterrence and Ideology

The nuclear age coincided with the advent of the Cold War. The concept of deterrence evolved in the background of ideological divide. However, both sides kept nuclear deterrence insulated from ideological considerations. This pragmatism was born...

Turkey’s Islamist Agenda in India

Post revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, India faced a month and a half long diplomatic ordeal at various multilateral diplomatic platforms. India successfully navigated the dire strategic straits with most of the countries either...

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...

Cyber Enabled Information Warfare: Are Cyber Borders the Solution We Seek?

… U.S election is one of the recent examples of the threat due to information warfare ... cyber borders similar to the treaty of Westphalia can result into a system where the progress of nations due to cyber connections is maintained and at the...

After Withdrawing from RCEP What Next?

… should other members of RCEP be more accommodative towards India’s needs, and signal their willingness to discuss a win-win deal for India, that should be welcome ... the decision to join should be based primarily on whether it can...

River Water Pollution - A New Threat to India: A Case Study of River Ganga

… pollution of water bodies is not only a function of higher human load but also on account of technology dependence and lack of awareness amongst the masses about the ill effects of pollution … but the most important factor is the indifference...

National Register of Citizen: Genesis and Way Forward

… any new step invites appreciation or challenges. NRC in Assam was also an experimental device to curb the menace of the illegal influx of population from the neighbouring countries. Taking a cue from this, many States in India is also...

Restructuring the Armed Forces – Professionally Speaking

… It is time the Indian Armed Forces ceased preparing for the last war and concentrated on working towards undertaking military operations under modern conditions …operational priorities and actions cannot be left to the choice of individual...

Accession of Jammu and Kashmir and Constitutional Provisions: A Historical Recount

… Pakistan is a self-appointed Stake Holder in Kashmir Dispute … has always displayed double standards while dealing with J&K … with this new development she has started becoming fearful about its hold on POJK and Gilgit-Baltistan. No wonder...

Chief of Defence Staff: A Far-reaching Decision

… Institution of a body of military professionals to participate in defence policy-making at the apex level, duly empowered in highest level advisory as well as management roles, is a call of strategic wisdom. This call must be attended to with...

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