Maritime Security
Neighborhood News Digest- 17 July 2024

Afghanistan Taliban to open Electronic ID centers for Afghans in Pakistan, Iran and Turkey-The Khaama Press The Taliban Statistics and Information Office has announced the opening of electronic ID distribution centers in Pakistan, Iran, and Turkey....

VIF News Digest : National Security- Defence Studies & Terrorism, (16-30 June 2024)

Defence IAF Participation in USA hosted Exercise Red Flag 2024. CDS releases Joint Doctrine for Cyberspace Operations. SAMEER, MeitY AND MCTE, Indian Army forge strategic partnership for technological advancement. Landmark 350th iDEX Contract inked...

VIF News Digest : National Security- Defence Studies & Terrorism, (1-15 June 2024)

Defence CDS Gen Chauhan Reviews Agniveer Training at INS Chilka. Keel Laying of Second Cadet Training Ship at L&T Shipyard. MoD Partners with Four Banks to Establish SPARSH Service Centres Nationwide. Two-day ‘Varshik Niti Samvad Shivir’ of NCC...

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: April 2024

During the month, the VIF Pakistan Study Group discussed critical issues shaping Pakistan's current landscape. Among the key topics deliberated were the post-election political dynamics, judiciary crisis, status of political figures Nawaz Sharif and...

Talk by India's first NMSC, Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC (Retd), on Maritime Security of India

On 18 April, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a talk on “Maritime Security of India” by Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar, NMSC. Vice Admiral Tarun Sobti, Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (DCNS) was also present. The Talk was also...

China and IUU Fishing in IOR: Need for India to Lead Mitigation Efforts

Introduction The Indian Ocean Region (IOR) is a vital hub of global economic significance, with a significant portion of the world's oil and container traffic passing through it. The Indian Ocean also holds rich marine resources which are equally...

Neighborhood News Digest- 01 April 2024

Afghanistan Islamic Emirate Confirms Detention of Two US Citizens- Tolo News Zabihullah Mujahid, spokesperson for the Islamic Emirate, told TOLO news that two American citizens and some other foreign nationals are currently detained by the caretaker...

US and China Jostle for Influence in Southeast Asia

Introduction China’s conduct of diplomacy backed by its economic strength and military power has emerged as the topic of analysis by experts who try to understand what could be China’s long-term goals. Its relations with the US are under stress. Its...

Analysing Developments and Trends in Southeast Asia 2023

Introduction As the world closed in 2023 and entered 2024, there are several indicators based on the past events that the Southeast Asian region is likely to witness many tumultuous developments. Around the world, Southeast Asia included, a host of...

Why Djibouti and the Gulf of Aden matter for India and the Indo-Pacific

With the latest drone attacks launched by the Houthi rebels on the cargo ships transiting through the Gulf of Aden and southern Red Sea, the region in and around Djibouti has shot to global prominence once again. In response to these attacks, global...

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