Commentaries & Articles
Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border Clash: An Analysis
On September 14, border guards from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan exchanged fire at a disputed border section. The violent confrontation escalated and lasted for two days, with drones, tanks, aircraft, and exchange of rocket fire. In the bloodiest violence in years, at least 94 people were killed, and more than 100 were injured. Around 137,000 people have been evacuated from the disputed section of the border in Kyrgyzstan’s Batken and Osh regions due to the violence.
Afghanistan- One year after Taliban Takeover
Two decades of progress in Afghanistan and the process of nation-building came to an abrupt end with the fall of the Afghan government and the takeover of Kabul by the Taliban on August 15, 2021. A year after the situation in Afghanistan is unparalleled. Economically and politically the country is in crisis. While the world's attention and aid have been shifted on the crisis in Ukraine, Afghanistan is on the brink of collapse. Join Amb Gautam Mukhopadhaya and Aakriti Vinayak in this podcast as they discuss various developments that have transpired inside the country.
Reflections on the Visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to India
The State visit of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to India in September 2022 is an opportunity to reflect upon one of India’s most important relationships in the region.
Kazakhstan at the Spotlight of a Constructive Dialogue between different Religions and Cultures: President Tokayev
Republic of Kazakhstan hosted the Seventh Congress of the Leaders of the World and Traditional Religions on 14-15 September 2022. Former President Nursultan Nazarbayev formulated this initiative to promote dialogue and discussion among different religions, cultures, and civilizations in order to prevent and resolve conflicts. The seventh Congress took place at a time when the world is still recuperating from the COVID-19 pandemic and dealing with the fallout from the Ukrainian crisis.
Second India-Japan 2+2 Dialogue: Major Take Away
India and Japan held the second 2+2 Foreign and Defence Ministerial meeting in Tokyo on 8 September 2022. The meeting took place more than five months after Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visited India for the annual India-Japan summit. This year too marks 70th years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. While India was represented by Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Japan was represented by their counterparts Hayashi Yoshimasa and Hamada Yasukazu.
पूर्वी लद्दाख में विघटन और इसके बड़े प्रभावों पर विचार
8 सितंबर 2022 को पूर्वी लद्दाख के चुशुल-मोल्दो में चीन-भारत कोर कमांडर स्तर की 16वें दौर की बैठक के 50 दिन बाद जियान ला (डाबन) और PP15 क्षेत्र से चीन और भारतीय सैनिकों के पीछे हटने पर सहमति बनी। चूँकि PP15 रिज लाइन और कुरंग नाला के समीप एक महत्वपूर्ण बिंदु था, क्योंकि चीनी सेना ने देपसांग बुलगे से जियान ला तक एक सड़क का निर्माण किया हुआ है। भारतीय सेना द्वारा इस क्षेत्र में पेट्रोलिंग, पीएलए को अस्वीकार्य था। PP15 क्षेत्र में दोनों सेनाओं की 'आम सहमति' और स्थिति स्पष्ट नहीं है। पहले से चली आ रही विघटन प्रक्रिया को ध्यान में रखते हुए भारतीय पेट्रोलिंग दल के लिए कुरांग नाला के समीप पेट्रोलिंग की
Turkey's Current Strategic Profile
Amb. Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF analyses, "Turkey's Current Strategic Profile" by addressing Ankara's strategic and foreign policy priorities in the context of Russia-Ukraine crisis; identifies the reasons for rapprochement between Turkey and Israel and underlines the key areas in India-Turkey relations.
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