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Implications of Nepal's Withdrawal from BIMSTEC Military Exercise in India
The first ever Field Training Military Exercise or MILEX-18 of the seven member countries of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Cooperation (BIMSTEC), has been organised at Indian Army`s Foreign Training Node at Aundh, in Pune from 10th to 16th September this year.
COMCASA - The Bigger Picture
In the context of the signing of Communication Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) between US and India on 06 Sep 2018 during the 2+2 dialogue1, this article attempts to analyse the bigger picture.
Why Failure of Aramco’s IPO launch is Good News for India?
In early 2017, Aramco, the world’s most profitable oil company, was planning an Initial Public Offer (IPO) with the desired valuation of 2 trillion USD. Aramco’s planned IPO has created anxiety for the oil importers and excitement for international financial markets.
संविधान, न्यायपालिका और कांग्रेस शासन की स्मृतियां
हाल ही में टीवी पर एक साक्षात्कार में श्री हरीश साल्वे ने कहा कि भारतीय जनता पार्टी (भाजपा) के कुछ नेताओं के लिए कहा कि “आपके पास पूर्ण बहुमत हो सकता है, लेकिन कृपया मीडिया, राजनीतिक कार्यकर्ताओं और जनहित याचिकाएं (पीआईएल) दाखिल कर अदालती मुकदमों का सहारा लेने वाले लोगों की हिला देने वाली ताकत को कम कर नहीं आंकें।”
Modi's Cultural Diplomacy: Bearing Fruits in Nepal
During his Premiership of four years, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Nepal four times – twice in 2014 and twice in 2018.
Is BIMSTEC Finding due Attention?
Conceived and formed in 1997 at Bangkok initially as a grouping of Bay of Bengal littoral countries, the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) grouping has expanded to include hinterland countries like Nepal and Bhutan.
Peace Mission 2018 - the Larger Perspective
Somebody queried, "While Indian armed forces do joint military exercises with almost every nation in the immediate neighbourhood, even China, and with many others in the external environment, why not with Pakistan"?
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
November 6, 2018
VIF News Digest: International Developments (29 Oct – 04 Nov 2018)

USA Indian airlines are creating a lot of jobs in the US, says SpiceJet chairman Ajay Singh, 29 Oct 2018 Indian airlines are...

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Neighbourhood News
November 12, 2018
VIF Neighbourhood News Digest: 12th November, 2018

PAKISTAN Lashkari Raisani wants truth commission on missing persons issue: Dawn A senior leader of the Balochistan National...

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