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India’s Looming Drinking Water Crisis
NITI Aayog has warned of a crisis that must make policymakers and the rest of us act now, and not later, because later could be too late. The danger the panel has spoken of has not been considered important enough for prime time television debates
प्रधानमंत्री मोदी की नेपाल यात्रा – नए अध्याय का आरंभ
नेपाल के नए प्रधानमंत्री के पी शर्मा फरवरी, 2018 में पद संभालने के दो महीने के भीतर ही अपनी पहली आधिकारिक विदेश यात्रा (6 से 8 अप्रैल, 2018) पर भारत आए। उसके महीने भर बाद ही प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी नेपाल की तीन दिन (11 से 13 मई) की सरकारी यात्रा पर गए।
Hardliners on the ballot
Published in The Indian Express on 6 July 2018.
Hambantota Port and Indian security concerns
Published in Asia Times on 6 July 2018.
Middle East Peace Process- in the Docks
Middle East Peace Process has been dormant and lying in a limbo for quite some time as a result of sporadic and non-sincere efforts, or for that matter, simple lip service. Last US initiative on reviving peace process was stalled in 2014.
An Underrated Summit: Macedonia
The Greek Prime Minister and the Macedonian Prime Minister on June 17 concluded an agreement which led to Macedonia renaming itself as Northern Macedonia.1 This is expected to bring an end to a 27 year dispute over Macedonia’s name that is politically and diplomatically explosive.
India’s Soft Power and Heritage: A Gift to the World
In the foreign policy context, soft power and heritage have become as important a tool of diplomacy for States as hard power. It promotes inter-cultural dialogue, essential to counter the multiple challenges to the existing world order by non-State actors and Islamic fundamentalists
VIF News Digest
Defense, National Security and Terrorism, VIF Alerts
July 13, 2018
VIF Fortnightly News Digest: National Security- Defence Studies & Terrorism (June 16 – 30, 2018)

Contents Defense News: AI Task Force hands over final report to RM; MoD Enhances Financial Powers of DRDO; Air-...

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International Development
August 10, 2018
VIF News Digest: International Developments (30 July-5 Aug, 2018)

USA Ahead of Asia trip, business lobby gives Pompeo an earful on Trade War, 1 Aug 2018 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...

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Neighbourhood News
August 13, 2018
VIF Neighbourhood News Digest: 13th August, 2018

329 MNAs take oath as 15th National Assembly is born: Dawn August 13, 2018 The first session of the 15th National Assembly...

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