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Round Table Discussion on Situation in Kashmir and the Way Forward

In continuation of a series of dialogues and conferences held over the years on Kashmir, a Round Table Discussion was arranged at the VIF when some of the prominent voices on Kashmir - Mr KM Singh, Air Vice Mshl Kapil Kak, Dr Sudhir S Bloeria, Ms...

Talk on ‘Kashmir: A Tragedy of Errors and the Way Forward’

The VIF invited Mr. Zafar Iqbal Manhas, MLC from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), for an informal session on the evolving dynamics in Kashmir. The discussion revolved around a broad set of issues - sense of alienation, autonomy and democratic...

The Kashmir Narrative

ISBN: 9788182748996 Publication Year: 2017 Binding: PB Pages: 100 Price: Rs. 295 Online Available at Pentagon Press

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: India Must Stay Out

Furthering China’s Grand Strategy Leaders from almost 30 countries gathered in Beijing this week to endorse President Xi Jinping’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) initiative, now called ‘Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The project is designed to help...

Visit of Delegation from Peking University, China

Mr Liu Xianjing, Deputy Director General of International Cooperation Center (ICC) for the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), led a delegation from Peking University (China) to visit the VIF. The visit was aimed furthering the...

VIF-Sichuan University Dialogue on Sino-Indian Relations

Asix-member delegation from Chengdu-based Sichuan University (China), led by Yang Wenwu, Senior Professor and Deputy Director, Institute of South Asian Studies (Sichuan University), and comprising Mr. Zhen Bo, Assistant Director, Institute of South...

Review Essay: ‘Deadly Impasse: Indo-Pakistani Relations at the Dawn of a New Century’, Dr Sumit Ganguly

The terrorist attack at an army camp in Uri in mid-September 2016 was followed by several surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) by the Special Forces of the Indian Army. Since then, India-Pakistan relations have deteriorated steadily and...

China’s Stance towards Pakistan Occupied Kashmir: Recent Developments

Background Given its geo-strategic location, China has been keenly interested in the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) for long. The Chinese plan, to use Pakistan card against India dates back to the 1950’s when Zhou En Lai suggested to Ayub Khan that...

The 'Chief' Among Our Worries

While India remains obsessed with counting or changing its notes and coins, Pakistan appears to be moving quietly towards changing its Army Chief. That is a big event in that country considering the kind of power the Chief wields. Yet, the...

India’s New Pre-Emptive Action and Equivalent Retaliation (PAER) Strategy

Most people see India’s recent surgical strikes as retaliation and an avenging of the Uri terror attack. While there is some truth in this, it is not the complete truth. India has been sufferingacts of terror for two and a half decades on account of...

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