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India's Strategic Outlook & its Civilisational Approach

Chairman VIF, Shri S Gurumurthy's keynote address delivered at the VIF as part of the capsule course for serving Naval Officers. (6th February 2024)....

Assessing Ten Years of Belt and Road Initiative

With China's economy growing at a significantly slower pace than it was a decade ago, Beijing's willingness and ability to continue pouring money into the BRI has been a matter of speculation. But Xi seems to have doubled down on his signature progra....

A Brief Evaluation of Maldives Presidential Elections

The recent presidential elections in Maldives saw the victory of Dr Mohamed Muizzu as their president, beating incumbent President Ibrahim Solih in a second-round runoff. Muizzu received 54% of the ballots, with 46% for Solih. In this episode, Amb Ra....

Bilateral Ties Through Various Political Changes in Myanmar

In this podcast, join Amb VS Seshadri and Cchavi Vasisht to discuss Amb Seshadri's chapter titled ‘Bilateral Ties Through Various Political Changes in Myanmar’ based on the edited book recently published by the VIF on Revisiting Myanmar. ....

Water Security in India

Niti aayog in 2018 came out with a significant report titled 'Composite Water Management Index Report' which very clearly stated that India was facing the worst water crisis in its history impacting millions of lives and livelihood. The report emphas....

Changing Dynamics of India-Myanmar Relations

The VIF has published the book titled “Revisiting Myanmar: Present Through Past,'' which is coedited by Brig Vinod Anand and myself, Cchavi Vasisht. The initiative to collaborate with various ambassadors and scholars have helped us develop a bette....

Caste Bill in the California State Assembly

The California Senate approved Senate Bill No. 403, which would amend many existing laws on discrimination in California to add the protected characteristic of caste. The bill illustrates the travel of caste to the United States from India. This brin....

Recent trends in Environment and Climate Change: The Case of the High Seas Treaty and Mission Life

In this episode of the VIF Podcast, Mr. PK Khup Hangzo, Associate Fellow, VIF and Ms. Heena Samant, Research Associate, VIF discuss two key issues namely the recently adopted UN High Seas Treaty, the first global treaty aimed at protecting marine lif....

New Dimensions in India-US Relations: Outcomes of PM Modi's Visit to the US

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently made a landmark visit to the United States. In this episode of the VIF Podcast, Amb. Arun Kumar Singh, Distinguished Fellow, VIF and Former Indian Ambassador to the US and Dr. Sweta Kumari, Associate Fellow, V....

Importance of Aung San Suu Kyi

The Role of Aung San Suu Kyi who has been at the helm of political affairs in Myanmar’s march towards democracy was crucial. In this episode, Amb Rajiv Bhatia and Cchavi Vasisht, discuss the importance of Aung San Suu Kyi by revisiting the country�....

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