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Modernisation of the Armed Forces of China: Wake Up Call for India
Issues Meriting Importance
The People’s Republic of China was established in 1949 under the Chairmanship of Mao Ze Dong. The Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) defeated Generalissimo Jiang Jieshi (Chiang Kai-shek), and formed the government.
Address of Shri. T. S. Tirumurti, Secretary (ER), at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), on ‘Enhancing India-Africa Cooperation’, 26 Sep, 2018
Dr. Arvind Gupta, Amb D P Srivastava, High Commissioner of Rwanda to India Ernest Rwamucyo, Shri Tulsi Tanti, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen. It is indeed a great pleasure for me to be present here for the inaugural session of ‘Enhancing India-Africa Cooperation’ organised by the Vivekananda International Foundation. Thank you for the invitation.
Korean Peninsula – Two Steps Forwards, One and a Half Steps Back
A productive inter-Korean summit was held in Pyongyang on 18 to 20 September - the third since April 2018. The historic first North Korea-USA summit took place in Singapore on 12 June. Preparations for the second are afoot.
वह कांटा चुभा सकते थे, लेकिन मरहम भी लगाते थे: अटल बिहारी वाजपेयी को श्रद्धांजलि
अगर मुझे ठीक याद है तो यह 2002 के आखिर की बात है। प्रधानमंत्री अटल बिहारी वाजपेयी नए साल की शुरुआत के लिए गोवा पहुंच चुके थे। मैं उस समय वहीं था। कुछ महीने पहले ही पत्रकारिता से अवकाश लेकर मैंने मुख्यमंत्री मनोहर पार्रिकर के मीडिया सलाहकार का काम संभाला था और साथ ही मुझे सरकार के सूचना एवं प्रचार विभाग (डीआईपी) का निदेशक पद पर भी भेजा गया था।
Japanese Interests in Sri Lanka
Japan has taken an increasing interest in Sri Lanka, with its focus directed towards the port development in the country.
India’s Geopolitical Posturing and Conflict Termination
The Issue
A nation needs to assess her geo-political position in consonance with regional threat environment, aspirations of her people, economic growth and military power. Excessive aggression leads to instability.
The United Nations 73rd General Assembly Session
“Making the United Nations relevant to all people: global leadership and shared responsibilities for peaceful, equitable and sustainable societies”
VIF News Digest
Defense, National Security and Terrorism, VIF Alerts
September 26, 2018
VIF News Digest: National Security, Defence Studies and Terrorism (September 01 – 15, 2018)

Contents Defence: Opening Ceremony: Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (...

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International Development
October 11, 2018
VIF News Digest: International Developments (01 Oct – 07 Oct 2018)

USA Donald Trump claims PM Modi will reduce import tariffs on motorcycles: Says ‘India called us to make a deal’, 2 Oct 2018...

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Neighbourhood News
October 16, 2018
VIF Neighbourhood News Digest: 16th October, 2018

PAKISTAN China endorses Pakistan’s aid request to IMF: Dawn October 16, 2018 China on Monday endorsed Pakis­tan’s request to...

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