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Space Situational Awareness (SSA): AN Essential Strategic Requirement
General Usage of space by own forces and its denial to adversary has grown to become essential for modern militaries. Today, space is increasingly being viewed as enabler for conduct of own operations and the 'Achilles heel' which if targeted can cripple adversary's war waging efforts1. In order to preserve their rights to use space, militaries of the world need to be watchful of events inspace. Situational awareness of space is thus an increasingly felt necessity for operations in space and on ground.
Information War Waged by China against India
In May 2020 the Indian media covered news of large scale Chinese intrusion in Ladakh1. This was followed by a series of articles by the mainstream media about how the current government had failed to safeguard the territorial integrity of the nation2. By the time the government started countering the flak, adverse public opinion was building up in India. Then on 15-16 June 2020 the Galwan incident took place at Patrolling Point 14.
How is Suga Crafting Japan’s Policies towards Russia?
Introduction
After Yoshihide Suga became Japan’s Prime Minister following the sudden resignation of Prime Minister Abe Shinzo with little experience in foreign diplomacy, questions were raised if he would be competent to handle Japan’s foreign relations. What has transpired in the past three months or so since Suga has been in office reveals that he has not fared badly.
India and Vaccine Diplomacy
Following the emergence of the covid-19 pandemic global interaction has focussed on dealing with the impact and consequences of it. Public Health diplomacy has acquired a higher place in international discourse at all levels including the G201, regional summits like the East Asia Summit2 and in bilateral discussions.
The Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Central Asia
Introduction
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is so profound that the world will never be the same again. Human communication, social norms and habits have transformed immensely due to this. More digitalisation and less physical interactions have become a daily routine in medical treatment, educational spaces, entertainment, and business sectors. Similarly, global politics and the economy have also gone through drastic changes.
आस्ट्रेलिया-चीन संबंध : कारोबार पर तकरार से भारी गिरावट
परिचय
चतुष्टय (क्वाड) का वर्तमान विकास एक जबरदस्त सुरक्षा संहिता के रूप में उभरा है और मालाबार के ऩौ सैन्य अभ्यास में आस्ट्रेलिया के शामिल होने से यह भारत और अंतरराष्ट्रीय जगत में मीडिया का ध्यान प्रचुरता में अपनी ओर खींचा है। विश्लेषकों का एक बड़ा समूह इसकी पद्धति को लेकर वही घिसा-पिटा सवाल किया है कि चीन के उद्भव और क्षेत्रीय मामलों में उसकी बढ़ती आग्रहिता को देखते हुए चतुष्टय का आयोजन उपयुक्त है या नहीं।
Myanmar Round Up: November 2020
The month marked a significant breakthrough in thedemocratic transition process of Myanmar. The third general elections were conducted since the initiation of political reforms in 2010. The National League for Democracy (NLD) party led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi registered a decisive victory, winning 396 of the 498 seats in the bicameral parliament (258 seats in the lower house and 138 seats in the upper house), and defeating the military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP).
VIF News Digests
Global Developments And Analysis: Weekly Monitor
March 2, 2021
Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 23 February - 28 February 2021

Economic Technology choices will decisively impact whether climate-pivoted US economic policy brings benefit or disaster One...

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China Daily Digest
March 3, 2021
China: Daily Scan, March 03, 2021

Xinhua Commentary: Back to March, China's "two sessions" show achievements, confidence in battling COVID-19: Xinhuanet March...

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Neighbourhood News
December 14, 2020
VIF Neighbourhood News Digest: December 14, 2020

PAKISTAN PM blames PDM for endangering lives as PTI exults at ‘flop show’: DAWN Soon after the Pakistan Democratic Movement...

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International Development
January 22, 2021
VIF News Digest: International Developments (US, Europe and Russia), 1-15 January 2021

I. United States Politics and Society US and Iran ratchet up military activity as concerns increase ahead of Soleimani...

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Defense, National Security and Terrorism, VIF Alerts
February 27, 2021
VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 01-15 February 2021

DEFENCE Defence budget allocation 2021-2022. BEL to showcase about 30 products/systems developed as part of ‘Aatmanirbhar...

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Myanmar Round Up
February 11, 2021
Myanmar Round Up : January 2021

During January 2021, concerns were raised regarding a potential military coup, which eventually came true on 01 February...

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West Asia Round Up
February 6, 2021
West Asia Review: January 2021

Abstract: Last few weeks of President Trump’s Adminstration were quite telling as was his tenure as far as West Asia...

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