Commentaries & Articles
Combat Casualty Management is a Low-Cost Force Multiplier: Lessons from Ukraine War
Executive Summary
The idea of war with an advanced adversary, or worse, a two front war is daunting, needing every bit of ingenuity that one can muster. Force multipliers are one such, employed to overcome the difficulties against a numerically superior adversary.
Dealing with Pakistan: India’s Western Neighbour is No Longer a Strategic Priority
India’s Pakistan policy has evolved over the last decade, from an attempted rapprochement in 2014-15, to a focus on stringent border management and counterterrorism. Even though India’s primary strategi...
2001 Bonn Afghan Conference - 2024 Swiss Ukraine Peace Summit Lessons For India
"India's position has been vindicated," Ambassador Asoke Mukerji, India's Former Permanent Representative to the UN says on 'The Gist'. That's because 14 out of the 100 participants of the 'Summit on Pe...
Russo-Ukraine Conflict: Some Inferences on Air and Air Defence Aspects
February 2022 to June 2024 and counting, that is over two and four months for which a bloody war is raging between Ukraine and Russia with no signs of ebb in the near future. [1] Such a long period of c...
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June 21, 2024
Neighborhood News Digest- 21 June 2024

Afghanistan Senior TTP commander killed in Kunar, Afghanistan-The Khaama Press The newspaper Dawn reported that Abdul Manan...

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Africa Now
January 1, 2024
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Defense, National Security and Terrorism, VIF Alerts
June 5, 2024
VIF News Digest : National Security- Defence Studies & Terrorism, (16-31 May 2024)

Defence 12th India-Mongolia Joint Working Group meeting held in Ulaanbaatar. 2nd India – Australia – Indonesia Trilateral...

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Eurasia News Digest
June 7, 2024
Eurasia News Digest (16-31 May, 2024)

Russia & Central Asia Kazakhstan, Türkiye Seek to Enhance Strategic Partnership President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart...

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VIF Cyber Review
May 20, 2024
Cyber Review-April 2024

National Deepfakes of Bollywood celebrities are spreading over the Internet and influencing voter decisions during General...

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Myanmar Round Up
June 13, 2024
Myanmar Round Up: May 2024

May 2024 witnessed a surge in violence across Myanmar. Ethnic armed groups clashed with the military in various states,...

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West Asia Round Up
June 19, 2024
West Asia Roundup: May 2024

Abstract India and Iran signed a Chabahar port management contract for a ten-year period which had been agreed to during PM...

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Global Developments And Analysis: Weekly Monitor
June 14, 2024
Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor (27 May-02 June 2024)

Economic U.S. state laws take aim at pension investment in China U.S. states are forcing public pension funds to divest from...

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Science and Technology
June 21, 2024
Science and Technology (S&T) Digest (1-15 June 2024), Issue 39

In this Issue I. Defence and Security Indian Army Inducts Indigenous Nagastra-1 Kamikaze Drones Launch of ‘Missile Cum...

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US Insights
June 6, 2024
US- Insights - May 2024

India-US Relations How India-US relations could change after the 2024 elections This year the US and India are both holding...

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Culture & Civilisation
June 6, 2024
Cultural and Civilisational Digest: May-2024

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Multilateralism Digest
June 3, 2024
Multilateralism Digest: May 2024-Issue 5

I. India in the UN Indian inputs for a substantial Summit of the Future India contributes to CTTF India chairs Committee A...

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