An Overview: Modi Government’s Approach to its SAARC Neighbours (2014-2024)

Indian foreign policy under the Modi government has been characterised by unparalleled energy, informed by great vision and maturity, and infused by a refreshing firmness. It has, above all, been guided by a non-hegemonistic approach firmly rooted in....

Neighborhood News Digest - 03 April 2024

Russia Considers Removing 'Taliban' From Terrorist List-Tolo News
TASS news agency reported on Monday that the Russian foreign ministry is considering removing the "Taliban" from the list of terrorist groups. Accor....

Neighborhood News Digest- 19 March 2024

8 People Killed, Including Children, in Pakistan’s Airstrikes-Tolo News
At least 8 people including women and children were killed in Pakistan's airstrikes on Khost and Paktia provinces in the early hours on Mond....

Neighborhood News Digest- 14 March 2024


Mujahid: Lack of Intl Recognition a Cause of Delay in Formalizing Cabinet-Tolo News
Zabihullah Mujahid, the spokesman for the Islamic Emirate, told TOLO news that the lack of recognition of the Islamic Emirate and ....

Interaction with Visiting Delegation of Political Leaders from Nepal

On 12 December 2023, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised an interaction with a ten member visiting delegation of political leaders from Nepal. Dr. Arvind Gupta, the Director VIF, gave the introductory remarks, followed by the int....

Neighborhood News Digest – 20 December 2023

Islamic Emirate Considers Witholding of UN Seat 'Illegal'- Tolo News
The United Nations Credentials Committee has deferred its decision on assigning Afghanistan’s seat in the organization to the Islamic Emirate f....

Neighborhood News Digest – 18 December 2023

India's approach to Afghanistan continues to be guided by historical relations, friendship with Afghan people: Jaishankar- The Hindu
In a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, External Affairs Minister S. Jaish....

Neighborhood News Digest – 11 December 2023

Islamic Emirate to Iran FM: Govt is Inclusive- Tolo News
The Islamic Emirate reacted to the recent remarks of Iranian foreign minister Hossein Amirabdollahian regarding the formation of an inclusive government in A....

Neighborhood News Digest – 23 November 2023


Afghanistan returns 21 tankers of substandard oil to Iran – AA
Afghanistan on Wednesday returned 21 tankers of what it said was substandard oil imported from Iran. In a statement, the Afghanistan National Standar....

Neighborhood News Digest – 14 March 2023

SAARC Secretary General Position not awarded to Afghanistan – The Print
It was Afghanistan’s turn to suggest a candidate for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation’s (SAARC) Secretary General Posit....

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