VIF Briefs
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...

China’s Defence White Paper – An Analysis

… Beijing’s latest Defence White Paper reads more as a report card on the status of PLA reforms than a strategic policy document. This White Paper identifies the United States as the single most precarious threat to China’s national security and...

Is Indian Airpower Preparing for Tomorrow’s War?

… the first step in looking at future threat scenarios is posing some uncomfortable but right questions .. these affect all agencies that contribute in a whole-of-nation approach to conflict management .. An over-investment in current doctrines,...

Kashmir - A New Chapter Begins

… the recent decisions of abrogation of Article 370 along with Article 35A, and bifurcation of the State … are indeed historic and will help the State and its people, chart out for itself/themselves a new future of peace, progress and...

African Continental Free Trade Area to Boost the Continent’s Economy

“… political will of African governments must be backed by efforts to materialise what nations have agreed upon … there is a dire need to effectively implement the agreement under the guidance of good leadership in order to ensure that the...

Troubled Times for China Technology - The Huawei Imbroglio

… push for 5G is commendable, but unless there is an overhaul of R&D in India, the security dilemma will always persist. With China’s orientation towards creating future technologies, the risks will not just persist on India’s borders but in...

5G, Huawei and India

… 5G and Huawei is not a technical issue, it is a complex strategic issue. Huawei is already inside India’s backbone network. Its network equipment are part of India’s armed forces’ classified networks. But by banning Huawei India’s security...

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...

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