Commentaries & Articles
A Quiet Revolution in the Making
The RFP and Beyond
On 07 Sept 2022, a Request for Technical and Commercial Proposal (RFP) was issued by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) on behalf of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the design and developmentof 5 lakh secure microchips, 50,000 of which were to be absorbed in the armed forces.
Why Securing the Information Domain has become an Urgent Necessity for India?
A Special Meeting of the UN Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) was conducted in India in October this year. It was led by the External Affairs Minister, Dr S. Jaishankar, on India’s behalf, where he emphasized the increasing usage of emerging technologies, especially social media, for furthering terrorism.
North Korea’s ICBM Launch Worrying – Part II
Response from Japan
As an immediate neighbour, Japan was alarmed by North Korea’s missile launch. It was concerned as the missile landed about 125 miles from Japan’s coastline. In the preceding months, North Korea’s ballistic missile launches also had reached Japan’s coastline.
Israel-Lebanon Maritime Agreement and its regional consequences
Amb. Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF, discusses "Israel-Lebanon Maritime Agreement and its regional consequences" by assessing the critical dimensions of the historic deal and dissecting the impact of the said agreement in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea and West Asian region. 
Longewala December 1971: If it Was Fought as a Unified Theatre Command Battle
Longewala- an Opportunity Lost
On 4 December 1971 when Indian forces were advancing into erstwhile East Pakistan, the Pakistanis decided to advance into Rajasthan along Axis Ramgarh – Jaisalmerand beyond.
Why is Early Presidential Elections in Kazakhstan Significant?
Background
The incumbent President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev won by a landslide in an early presidential election on November 20, 2022. He was reelected because the Kazakh people trusted him and supported a fair government
North Korea’s ICBM Launch Worrying – Part I
On 18 November 2022, North Korea successfully test-fired a Hwasong-17 (or Hwasongpho-17) intercontinental-range ballistic missile (ICBM), adding further to the already existing tensions and security threats in the Korean Peninsula. This launch was the largest nuclear-capable weapon in North Korea’s arsenal as a response to the perceived military threats from the US. The test marked the first successful launch of this missile, North Korea’s largest-ever ICBM. An earlier test attempt in March failed, despite North Korea’s claims to the contrary.
VIF News Digests
China Daily Digest
December 30, 2022
China: Daily Scan, December 30, 2022

State Council appoints, removes officials: Xinhuanet December 29, 2022 The State Council, China's cabinet, announced the...

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Neighbourhood News
February 1, 2023
Neighborhood News Digest – 01 February 2023

Afghanistan Afghanistan Exported $1.7 Billion Worth of Goods Over Past 10 Months – Tolo News The office of the Deputy Prime...

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Global Developments And Analysis: Weekly Monitor
February 1, 2023
Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 23 January - 29 January, 2023

Economic China’s debt-based interest payments top a trillion yuan for first time, raising concerns about financial risks...

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Africa Now
January 30, 2023
Africa Now - Weekly Newsletter (Week 5, 2023)

Welcome to Africa Now, your weekly newsletter for Africa, presenting the most important developments in the continent - news...

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Defense, National Security and Terrorism, VIF Alerts
January 17, 2023
VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 01-15 January 2023

DEFENCE 63rd National Defence College (NDC) Course commences. India and Pakistan exchanged the list of nuclear...

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Science and Technology
January 19, 2023
Science and Technology (S&T) Digest, 01-15 January 2023, Issue 5

In this Issue I. Defence and Security DAC Approves AoN for Three Capital Acquisition Proposals Keel Laying of the Two...

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VIF Cyber Review
January 16, 2023
VIF Cyber Review: December 2022

NATIONAL Minister for Electronics and IT launched ‘Stay Safe Online’ campaign & ‘G20 Digital Innovation Alliance’ as...

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Myanmar Round Up
January 9, 2023
Myanmar Round Up- December 2022

As the country proceeds with the election year 2023, the military and its part Union Solidarity Development Party (USDP) are...

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West Asia Round Up
January 16, 2023
West Asia Roundup-December 2022

Abstract: For West Asia, 2022 ended with a hectic diplomatic activity. Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed Bin Salman (...

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