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Ideas for PM Modi’s upcoming SCO Summit in Kyrgyzstan
The 19th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit is scheduled to be held on 13-14 June 2019 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. It is the second summit after India was granted full membership of this organization in June 2017, along with Pakistan.
Historical Perspective on Ancient and Medieval Sino-India Wars
Before the 1962 border clash, Mao Zedong apparently told his commanders that China and India had previously fought ‘One and a half wars’ and in both instances India had been defeated convincingly. This historical misconception would have had no significance had it not been quoted repeatedly by authors and scholars.
Jal Shakti
One of the highlights of Government formation for a second time under the prime ministership of Narendra Modi was the creation of a new Jal Shakti Ministry. This was pursuant to the promise the Bharatiya Janata Party had made in its poll manifesto, named Sankalp Patra,that it would address all waters-related issues in a holistic and integrated manner.
Shangri-La Dialogue-2019 - Implications for India’s Security Policy
Recalling Queen Victoria’s diamond Jubilee in 1897, Arnold Toynbee had remarked, “Here we are at the top of the world. We have arrived at this peak to stay forever. There is off course, this thing called history”. At the Shangri-La Dialogue (SLD)-2019 on June 01-02, 2019, both the U.S. and China seemed unmindful of Toynbee’s caution and of the bigger issues that face the world today. On the one hand, the Chinese General Wei Fenghes tried to convince the world with his unctuous eloquence about China’s innocent intent. On the other, the U.S.
नए भारत के निर्माण में सहयोग के लिए चारों शीर्ष मंत्रियों को करना होगा मिलजुलकर काम
मोदी सरकार के नए मंत्रिमंडल की एक अनूठी विशेषता यह है कि चार शीर्ष मंत्रालय - गृह, वित्त, रक्षा और विदेश - नए लोगों के हाथ में हैं। अपने-अपने मंत्रालयों में काम करने का उनका अपना दृष्टिकोण और शैलियां होंगी। वे प्रधानमंत्री के विश्वासपात्र हैं और सुरक्षा पर मंत्रिमंडलीय समिति का सदस्य होने के कारण नए भारत का प्रधानमंत्री का सपना पूरा करने के लिए उन्हें मिलजुलकर एक टीम की तरह काम करना होगा।
A Survey of Global Media’s Perspective on Indian Elections
The media in Afghanistan has covered Indian elections from the beginning. The Kabul based TOLO News wrote a story on 11 April 2019 tilted “India’s giant elections get underway”. The story talks about how Prime Minister Narendra Modi has campaigned strongly on his national security record especially after the tensions flare up with Pakistan.
Gunners March Ahead on a New Path of Resurgence: A Perspective
The Jinx of Bofors It was not very long ago when the mere mention of Artillery summoned the unsavoury thought of 'the infamous Bofors'. A gun howitzer which in its aftermath of procurement dried up further acquisitions; for over three decades (1987-2019) there was no induction of any gun platform in the Indian Army. The state of things went by the coinage 'the jinx of Bofors'. Several rounds of Artillery Modernisation Plans attempted at various points in time during the above period drew a blank each time.
VIF News Digest
Defense, National Security and Terrorism, VIF Alerts
June 26, 2019
VIF News Digest: National Security, Defence Studies and Terrorism, 1-15 June, 2019

Defence: Shri Rajnath Singh Assumes Office of the Defence Minister; Visit of Chief of the Air Staff to Sweden; IAF AN-32...

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International Development
June 21, 2019
VIF News Digest: International Developments - US, Russia, EU and Africa, 4 - 18 June, 2019

UNITED STATES A new migrant surge at the Border, this one from Central Africa: New York Times, 16 June 2019 Migrants from...

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Neighbourhood News
June 26, 2019
VIF Neighbourhood News Digest: June 26, 2019

PAKISTAN Pakistan, EU sign new strategic engagement plan: Dawn June 26, 2019 Pakistan and the European Union on Tuesday...

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