Commentaries & Articles
Swami Vivekananda and the New Gospel of ‘Manliness’
(This Commentary has been written to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. Before the new generation misconstrues, Manliness is truly defined as ‘Purusharth’. - Ed)
Challenges of Migration
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to this seminar on ‘The Challenges of Migration’ that India has been facing for a long time. Challenge of Illegal Migration
Situation in China in 2019
2019, which also heralds China’s ‘Year of the Boar’ from February 5, will probably be a difficult year for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leadership and for Chinese President Xi Jinping, who has concentrated power unprecedented since the time of Mao Zedong. Domestic issues like slowing down of the economy and maintenance of stability will get further accentuated and be high priorities on the leadership’s agenda.
A Cogent National Strategy is Needed for J&K in 2019
This article commences with a couple of presumptions about future scenarios. First, that in the predictable future there is likely to be no workable agreement with Pakistan on J&K and the issue is likely to continue with status quo. Pakistan will plan and cater to an optimization to stay ahead in the loop of baiting India and executing its actions within its perception of our limit of tolerance.
Imperative to Understand Concept of Peace for Conflict Transformation in Kashmir
Chancellor Willy Brandt of Germany had said, “Peace is not everything, but without peace, everything is nothing”. Kashmir is passing through a similar situation where lack of peace has led to a collapse of societal values and parental control over children. Educational institutions and places of worship have become the hubs of radicalisation leading to disaffection among the citizenry with the state.
Emerging Situation in Pakistan in 2019
Pakistan presently faces some critical challenges but also has few opportunities they can build on. The challenges include Pakistan’s severe economic crisis, Imran’s proclaimed fight against corruption and corrupt politicians, water crisis, extremism in the society, tough stance of the Trump administration and mounting pressure from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
Citizen's Amendment Bill and the Need for a Refugee Policy
Today's interaction will see most dwelling on the Citizen's Amendment Bill (CAB) and going into its fine details and its pros and cons. I would, however, like to avail of this opportunity to underline two points. First, that the Prime Minister is spot on in pointing out that it constitutes a move to rectify the mistakes of partition and second that it is animated by India's ethos and rooted in its historical experience.
VIF News Digest
Defense, National Security and Terrorism, VIF Alerts
December 4, 2018
VIF News Digest: National Security, Defence Studies and Terrorism (November 01 – 30, 2018)

Contents DEFENCE: Consultative Committee for Ministry of Defence Reviews Operational Preparedness of Indian Coast Guard...

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International Development
January 21, 2019
VIF News Digest: International Developments (7-13 Jan 2019)

USA Newly-appointed Indian envoy likely to present credentials to Donald Trump on January 11 10 Jan 2019 India’s newly-...

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Neighbourhood News
January 21, 2019
VIF Neighbourhood News Digest: 21st January, 2019

PAKISTAN 'Exemplary punishment to be given to those found guilty in Sahiwal incident,' PM assures nation: Dawn January 21,...

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