National Security and Strategic Studies
India in Space Domain - Pathbreaking Developments

… in global politics, a new arms race in the form of military-oriented applications for space is becoming dominant .. space assets therefore are attractive targets for adversaries .. capability to use space for commercial, scientific and military p....

Ahead of COP 26: Need to Restore the Salience of Climate Justice

Ahead of the climate change COP 26 meeting in Glasgow in November 2021, some difficult questions have emerged. Is the international community serious about tackling climate change? The chair designate of COP26, Alok Sharma, a British MP, in his le....

Vimarsh on India’s Drug Challenge

On the 11th of October 2021, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) as part of its Vimarsh Dialogue series organised a presentation by Shri Jayant Misra, IRS (Retd) and former Chairman of the Settlement Commission, on India’s Drug Challenge....

Border Management: Challenges and Opportunites

(The following is the updated version of Keynote Address delivered by the Director VIF at Security and Policy Initiatves (SAPI)Conference on 26th October 2021) Borderlands are subject to diverse influences. The peripheries of a country are....

Repositioning National Cadet Corps to Drive Youth Development and Social Change

… time and national resources deployed for mentoring and guiding the present generation of youth through the revamped NCC’s stables will definitely start yielding much larger outcomes …....

India Ahead of 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26)

Introduction to COP 26
2021 is a crucial year for global climate change negotiations as the much awaited 26th UN Climate Change Conference is scheduled to be held from 31st October till 12th of November in Glasgow, United Kingdom. This Su....

Implications of China’s Hydro-Hegemony on River Yarlung Tsangpo: Another Lever of China’s Expansionist Tactics into India’s East

On 11 March 2021, China’s parliament, the National People’s Congress, endorsed a plan to build a ‘super dam’ on the lower reaches of the Yarlung Tsangpo River in southeastern Tibet. According to Chinese media reports, the dam will have an ins....

Defence Exports: Challenges, Opportunities and Imperatives

Premise
This work is based on the premise that the current level of defence exports in India is well short of its stipulated targets and there is a need for revamping the same.
Layout
The analysis is laid out as under:- ....

Tracking the Money Trail: Islamic Terror Groups in South Asia

South Asia has been plagued by Islamic terrorism for decades. An increasingly hostile political environment and the prolonged conflict in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Jammu & Kashmir has enabled terror organisations to thrive because of the complicity o....

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