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The Changing Nature of Warfare: Lessons for India

The Russia-Ukraine war and the war in Gaza provide several pointers to how the nature of warfare is changing. Indian strategic thinkers need to carefully study these wars and imbibe the lessons. Indian armed forces are in the process of being...

Crisis in the Middle East

The Gaza war has continued beyond seven months. Amidst stepped-up diplomatic efforts, the fate of the hostage deal continues to be uncertain. The US Secretary of State Blinken visited Saudi Arabia and Israel. Israeli forces have entered Rafah. There...

Key Changes in India’s Approach Towards West Asia over the Last ten Years: From Link West to Act West

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi took over the reins of India in 2014, there were some concerns within the Arab and the Muslim world that India’s foreign policy will tilt towards Israel at the expense of the Palestinian cause and historic relations...

West Asia and the Case of Measured and Controlled Escalation: A Trend in Future Warfare

On the night of 13/14 April 2024 Iran launched an unprecedented 170 drones, 30 cruise missiles and 120-130 ballistic missiles against Israel. Iran stated that bombardment was in response to the 01 April 2024 air strike on the Iranian consulate...

The Difficulty with Diaspora

India possibly can boast of having one of the largest (nearly 35 million) and most successful diaspora across the world from the blue collar to the whitest of the them all. They are mainly Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and Persons of Indian origin (...

Eurasia News Digest (1-15 April, 2024)

Russia & Central Asia In Moscow Attack, a Handful of Suspects but a Million Tajiks Under Suspicion Muhammad, a Tajik migrant, said that he had found a better life in Russia. After emigrating from Tajikistan last fall, he began driving delivery...

VIF News Digest : National Security- Defence Studies & Terrorism (16-31 March 2024)

Defence Anti-Piracy operations against Pirate Ship MV Ruen by Indian Navy Maiden test-firing of India’s first indigenously-made 1500 HP engine for Main Battle Tanks Indian Navy's Ongoing Maritime Security Operations (‘Op Sankalp’) ICG Ship arrives...

Neighborhood News Digest - 04 April 2024

Afghanistan India says inclusive government in Afghanistan is top priority for SCO-The Khama Press The National Security Advisor of India stated on Wednesday at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting that the formation of an inclusive...

West Asia Roundup: February 2024

Abstract With the ongoing Israel -Hamas war and increasing violence and death and destruction of large number of civilian Palestinians in this over five weeks war, the patience of President Biden – the biggest backer of Israel, is running thin as...

Continuing Tragedy in Gaza

President Biden’s statement last week that there would be a Hamas-Israel deal by Monday, 4th March had raised hopes for a breakthrough in the talks being hosted in Cairo for hostage release and a pause in fighting. Israel had not sent its delegation...

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