Commentaries & Articles
Samvad: the Fourth Symposium held in Tokyo - A Report
In 2015, Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Abe of Japan had mooted a unique idea of a holding a regular dialogue on ‘Samvad’ amongst Asians to discuss conflict avoidance, and philosophical and cultural heritage of Buddhism and Hinduism, the dominant religions in Asia. Four conferences have been held within the Samvad framework since in New Delhi (2015), Tokyo (2016), Yangon (2017), and Tokyo (2018).
A Significant Visit from the Land of the ‘Princess of Ayodhya’
South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in paid a highly significant visit to India on 8-11 July 2018 to cement his ‘New Southern Policy’ of increased focus on India and ASEAN countries. President Moon repeatedly said that his administration
Bangladesh: Demand for Elections under Caretaker Government
Election times are quintessentially interesting, more so when some of the South Asian countries are involved. The element of unpredictability and host of other varied considerations surrounding any election in the region, makes these events an analysts delight to piece together the various issues
Pakistan on Financial Action Task Force ‘Grey List’
After a long period of dormancy Pakistan finally enters the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) list which comes as no rude awakening to either of its neighbours, India as well as China. The FATF took the imminent decision to place Pakistan
VIF News Digest
Defense, National Security and Terrorism, VIF Alerts
July 13, 2018
VIF Fortnightly News Digest: National Security- Defence Studies & Terrorism (June 16 – 30, 2018)

Contents Defense News: AI Task Force hands over final report to RM; MoD Enhances Financial Powers of DRDO; Air-...

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International Development
July 18, 2018
VIF News Digest: International Developments (9-15 July, 2018)

Nato Summit: Donald Trump and Angela Merkel wage war of words, 12 July 2018 The Nato Summit opened in Brussels with Donald...

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Neighbourhood News
July 18, 2018
VIF Neighbourhood News Digest: 18th July, 2018

PAKISTAN Shahbaz will be PM if PML-N wins elections, says Abbasi: Dawn July 18, 2018 Shahbaz Sharif will be the next prime...

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