Pakistan
Kashmir: The Unwritten History; Christopher Snedden; Harper Collins; PP 434; Rs 599

Over the last few months, there is suddenly a lot of unnecessary, unwarranted and self-serving focus of Western academics, analysts and authors on the India-Pakistan equation – the issue of Jammu and Kashmir inevitably being a centre-piece of the...

India: Strategic Challenges and Responses

Introduction The above subject has been primarily dealt from the foreign policy and security point of view. Many believe that strategic challenges should now include those relating to energy, environment, population, food, health, climate change and...

VIF Viewpoint : Pakistan violates Line of Control, decapitation of Indian soldier

The latest incident across the Line of Control (LoC), and the killing and decapitation of an Indian soldier, highlights yet again the challenge that Pakistan poses to our security and diplomacy. Further, this act cannot be discounted as a local...

Unblocking of NATO Supply Routes By Pakistan: Logistics or Plain Politics?

The flow of oil through NATO's Pakistani supply lines is due to resume soon, one year after the attack by NATO troops on the Pakistani outpost at Salala. The decision comes after the first two test-run tankers passed safely through the Torkham...

Seminar on Perspectives from China on Af-Pak Situation and Counter Terrorism

A one day conference on Af-Pak Situation and Counter Terrorism was organised by the VIF on 29th August. Scholars and experts from China gave out their perspectives on the evolving situation in Af-Pak region and their approach to counter-terrorism....

Round Table Discussion with An American Delegation

The Vivekananda International Foundation held a Round Table meeting with a U.S. delegation led by Dr. Peter R. Lavoy, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs of the U.S Administration on May 18, 2012....

Interaction with Members of US Congressional Staff Delegation

A Congressional Staff Delegation from the United States, comprising Kevin Fitzpatrick, Director, Subcommittee on Middle East and South Asia, Mr. Jeremy Haldeman, Staff Director on Oversight and Investigations and Mr. Ed Stein, Professional Staff...

Interaction with Ambassador Niclas Trouve

The Indian view on the situation in Afghanistan and the future of the country was examined. In addition to the Indian perspective, the views of other countries, like Pakistan, Iran, Russia and Central Asian countries on the current situation in...

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