Commentaries & Articles
Naval Aspects of the Russo – Ukraine Conflict
Join Vice Admiral Satish Soni (Retd), PVSM, AVSM, NM, ADC and Shashank Sharma for a discussion on the naval action and maritime activities in the Black Sea as part of the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia, the Russian naval strategic drivers, and the lessons for other navies.
Can Sri Lanka break the Chinese hold?
Sri Lanka a tiny island country in the Indian Ocean has become an example of what Chinese investments can achieve. In the last two decades Sri Lanka has received around 15 billion in investments from China, making it one of the largest investors in the island nation. Sri Lanka has also joined the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) launched by President Xi Jinping in 2013. The major wake up call to these investments came when Sri Lanka was unable to repay the loans and it had to lease out the Hambantota port to China for 99 years.
India-Japan Strategic Partnership: Growing Convergence
The growing and robust consolidation of India-Japan strategic partnership is regarded as transformational in shaping the trajectory of geostrategic equilibrium in Indo-Pacific with global ramifications. Over the years the bilateral relations between New Delhi and Tokyo have been enhancing exponentially thereby paving the way forward towards concerted geopolitical endeavors through cooperation in establishing peace, stability, security, and territorial integrity[1] of countries in the proximity of Indo-Pacific.
North Korea’s Sabre-Rattling Continues
North Korea is not deterred by sanctions and continues to pursue its nuclear and missile development programmes. When the year 2022 dawned and the world’s attention was transfixed with Russia’s military operation in Ukraine on 24 February and, North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un knew that this shall continue for quite some time, he seized the opportunity to focus on his own advancement of nuclear and missile firing activities. What the world witnessed soon was a slew of ballistic missiles, including hypersonic and long-range weapons.
India-Bhutan Relations: Exploring the New Vistas of Cooperation
In this podcast, Rishi Gupta, Research Associate, VIF, talks to Ambassador VP Haran on India's bilateral ties with Bhutan. In his remarks, distinguished Guest Amb. VP Haran adds that the special ties between India and Bhutan are marked by mutual trust and respect. The ties have evolved over decades from development cooperation, education, and health to space and fintech.
Sri Lanka's Current Economic and Political Crisis
Sri Lanka in India's neighborhood is reeling under economic, political, and social crisis. To listen to the insightful views on the reasons and implications of current development, join us on the podcast by Shri PM. Heblikar and Cchavi Vasisht.
यूक्रेन में युद्ध: जलवायु परिवर्तन और स्वच्छ ऊर्जा संक्रमण के भविष्य के लिए अभिशाप या वरदान?
परिचय
यूक्रेन में रूस के आक्रमण (जो अभी जारी है) ने मुख्यतः दुनिया भर के देशों की ऊर्जा नीतियों पर फिर से विचार के लिए प्रेरित किया है और इसने नवीकरणीय ऊर्जा और विकार्बनन (डीकार्बोनाइजेशन यानी कार्बन की कमी) के उसके प्रयासों को अधिक राजनीतिक गति दे दी है।
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