Commentaries & Articles
Russia Africa Relations
In this episode of VIF podcast, Steven Gruzd from the South African Institute of International Affairs discusses with Samir Bhattacharya, Research Associate at the Vivekananda International Foundation on the current contours of Russia-Africa relations, tracing the past experiences, new expectations and perceptions. There is a strong historical connection between Russia and Africa throughout the Cold War, when these two continents came close for the first time. Despite the temporary rupture in the relations, Russia seems to be back in the continent, particularly since the 2019 Sochi summit.
Energy: A New Dimension in India-Nepal Relations
Nepal’s Energy Export to India
Recently, the Nepal Electricity Authority said in a statement that in the last four months, Nepal exported electricity worth US$ 56 million to India, estimated to reach the US $ 234 million in December 2022.
PM Modi’s Visit to Samarkand
Prime Minister Modi visited Samarkand to take part in the 22nd Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation on 15-16th September 2022. He also had bilateral meetings with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev President Putin of Russia, President Ebrahim Raisi of Iran, and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey. The meeting came against the background of the continuing war in Ukraine and tensions in the Taiwan Strait.
प्रधानमंत्री शेख हसीना की भारत यात्रा
सितंबर 2022 में बांग्लादेश प्रधानमंत्री शेख हसीना की भारत की राजकीय यात्रा इस क्षेत्र से भारत के सबसे महत्वपूर्ण संबंधों में से एक को प्रतिबिंबित करती है।
Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border Clash: An Analysis
Background
On September 14, border guards from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan exchanged fire at a disputed border section. The violent confrontation escalated and lasted for two days, with drones, tanks, aircraft, and exchange of rocket fire. In the bloodiest violence in years, at least 94 people were killed, and more than 100 were injured. Around 137,000 people have been evacuated from the disputed section of the border in Kyrgyzstan’s Batken and Osh regions due to the violence.
Afghanistan- One year after Taliban Takeover
Two decades of progress in Afghanistan and the process of nation-building came to an abrupt end with the fall of the Afghan government and the takeover of Kabul by the Taliban on August 15, 2021. A year after the situation in Afghanistan is unparalleled. Economically and politically the country is in crisis. While the world's attention and aid have been shifted on the crisis in Ukraine, Afghanistan is on the brink of collapse. Join Amb Gautam Mukhopadhaya and Aakriti Vinayak in this podcast as they discuss various developments that have transpired inside the country.
Reflections on the Visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to India
The State visit of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to India in September 2022 is an opportunity to reflect upon one of India’s most important relationships in the region.
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December 8, 2022
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December 2, 2022
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DEFENCE MALABAR 22 culminates. Mr Carlos Del Toro, Secretary of Navy, US on a five day official visit to India. Raksha...

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Science and Technology
December 5, 2022
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VIF Cyber Review
November 17, 2022
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November 24, 2022
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