Commentaries & Articles
BIMSTEC – The Rubik’s Cube
On September 30-31, the seven-member Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) held its 4th Summit at Kathmandu within a span of over two decades.
Bangladesh's quest for Sufi and Liberal Space
Sufis are accepted as a moderate strain of Islam and often being described as the ‘Mystic Muslim’ too. Historian Richard Eaton has identified several strands and references to Sufis and Pirs during 16th Century in the documented Muslim folk traditions and literatures of Bengal.
Pakistan: An Analysis of the Participation of Religious Parties in Elections, 2018
Elections 2018 in Pakistan would no doubt be remembered for the victory of Imran Khan. They were essentially a contest between the ‘naya Pakistan’ and ‘tabdeeli’ narrative of Imran Khan, and the ‘vote ko izzat do’and development narrative of the Sharifs.
Fighting Drug Abuse in India: Greater Focus on ‘Demand’ side is Required
Late last month, six northern States and a Union Territory joined hands to tackle the rising drug abuse menace in the region. Ruled by different political parties, they have come together, cutting across ideologies, to plot a common strategy.
इमरान खान के नेतृत्व में पाकिस्तान – भारत-पाक संबंधों की भावी दिशा
जिसने भी पाकिस्तान के प्रधानमंत्री इमरान खान को 25 जुलाई, 2018 को उस समय बोलते सुना होगा, जब यह स्पष्ट हो गया था कि चुनावी नतीजे उनके पक्ष में आए हैं, उसे अपने मन में उनकी छवि बदलनी पड़ी होगी। हमने दोस्ताना माहौल वाले वर्षों में उन्हें भारत में देखा है।
Emerging Strategic Dynamics in Indo-Pacific and India-Vietnam Cooperation
International order is undergoing profound and rapid changes, which compel all powers to continually adapt their foreign and security policies, in order to protect their national interests to the extent possible.
BIMSTEC: Poised to make Progress?
India’s commitment towards establishing regional connectivity has been reiterated once again at the Bay of Bengal initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Summit held at Kathmandu on August 30-31, 2018.
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)

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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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