Commentaries & Articles
Evolution of India’s Maritime Diplomacy Over the Last Ten Years
On the occasion of commissioning of the Mauritian Naval Ship Barracuda, built by M/s Garden Reach Shipbuilders Kolkata, for the Mauritian National Coast Guard, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 12 March 2...
Why is the UK Courting Central Asia?
Background
The ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine has prompted Western countries to play a more active role in Central Asia. In March 2023, US Secretary Anthony Blinken visited Central Asia, followed by German Federal President Steinmeier’s visit in June 2023 and French President Macron’s visit in November 2023.
Changes in India’s Defence Technology Development Policies Over the Decade
Introduction
Over the last decade, there has been a growing realisation of `technology’ being a significant component of national power, complementing the traditional elements of economic strength, military capabilities, and political heft.
Three generations at the Everest Base Camp
They are neither mountaineers nor professional athletes, just a close knit family that wanted to be together and also mark an important date. A normal family but with the zeal, enthusiasm and determinat...
Initial Assessment of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Three Nation European Tour
Chinese President Xi Jinping, accompanied by his wife Peng Liyuan, Politburo Standing Committee (PBSC) member and Director of the CCP CC General Office Cai Qi and Politburo member and Foreign Minister W...
Iran in the Wake of the Death of Ebrahim Raisi
The death of Ebrahim Raisi, the incumbent President of Iran, in a tragic accident has lent to feverish speculation as to what could its repercussions be. The general consensus that is emerging seems to...
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May 30, 2024
Neighborhood News Digest- 30 May 2024

Afghanistan Foreign Ministry Welcomes Moscow's Stance on the Interim Government-Tolo News The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of...

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May 21, 2024
VIF News Digest : National Security- Defence Studies & Terrorism, (01-15 May 2024)

Defence Vice Admiral Krishna Swaminathan, AVSM, VSM assumes charge as Vice Chief of Naval Staff. 7th India-Indonesia Joint...

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Eurasia News Digest
May 21, 2024
Eurasia News Digest(1-15 May, 2024)

Russia & Central Asia Uzbekistan to Work with Hungary on Nuclear Projects Hungary will train nuclear engineers from...

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VIF Cyber Review
May 20, 2024
Cyber Review-April 2024

National Deepfakes of Bollywood celebrities are spreading over the Internet and influencing voter decisions during General...

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Myanmar Round Up
May 10, 2024
Myanmar Round Up: April 2024

In April, the Myanmar military regime continued to face challenges from the opposition forces such as the Arakan Army (AA)...

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West Asia Round Up
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West Asia Roundup: April 2024

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Global Developments And Analysis: Weekly Monitor
May 24, 2024
Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor(13-19 May 2024)

Economic US Efforts to Reshape Global Supply Chains Gather Pace in Asia President Joe Biden’s sweeping tariff hikes on a...

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Science and Technology
May 20, 2024
Science and Technology (S&T) Digest (1-15 May 2024), Issue 37

In this Issue I. Defence and Security Status of Induction of Technologies into CAPFs, Police & NDRF Manufacturing...

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US Insights
May 10, 2024
US - Insights - April 2024

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Culture & Civilisation
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A Hindu festival in southwestern Pakistan brings a mountainous region to life- Associated Press The ascent of steep mud...

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Multilateralism Digest
April 15, 2024
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I. India in the UN India bats for reform in ILO’s governing structure India suggests reform of UNSC working methods Second...

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