National Security and Strategic Studies
“Indigenize India’s Military Doctrines, Procedures and Customs too”: PM at Kevadia

PM’s Observation that Created the Ripple Effect
On 06 March 2021 the Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi delivered the valedictory address to the Combined Commanders’ Conference at Kevadia in Gujarat. He stressed the “importan....

Vimarsha: "Shaping the Armed Forces to meet likely Current and Future Challenges", by General BipinRawat, Chief of Defence Staff.

Under the Vimarsha series of lectures organized by the VIF on 07 April 2021,General Bipin Rawat, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, ADC, Chief of Defence Staff spoke on 'Shaping the Armed Forces to meet likely Current and Future Challenges'. It was foll....

The Absence of Air Power in India’s Security Narratives

India’s security narrative of the region has been largely driven by the coercive diplomacy which China has chosen to pursue as a part of its national security strategy. Border stand offs in Arunachal in the near recent past and Ladakh currently, un....

Interaction between UK’s Chief of Defence and the Vivekananda International Foundation on UK’s “Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy”.

On 21 April 2021, Vivekananda International Foundation members had a virtual Interaction with UK’s Chief of Defence Staff General Sir Nicholas PatrickCarter, GCB, CBE, DSO, ADC Gen. The interaction was focussed on the Indo-Pacific security and UK....

महामारी के समय राष्ट्रीय आपदा प्रबंधन प्राधिकरण को क्रियाशील करने की जरूरत

भारत इस समय अभूतपूर्व स्तर पर स्वास्थ्य आपात स्थिति का सामना कर रहा है। कोविड -19 महामारी अब तक 250,00....

Left-Wing Extremism: Contained but Continues to Exist

Based on an intelligence input on the night of 02 April 2021, over 2000 security forces’ (SFs) personnel carried out a major anti-Naxal operation in the Sukma-Bijapur area in Chhattisgarh. However, the anti-Naxal operation soon turned to a “surpr....

Water Security as Part of Non-Traditional Security: Threat - Implications for India

… it would be important for the Indian government to assess how China could ‘weaponize’ its control over trans-boundary waters and potentially ‘choke’ the Indian economy … there are different opinions about the impact of the proposed dams....

Covid Pandemic and the Armed Forces

The armed forces are actively involved in the national effort of dealing with the second wave of covid pandemic which has wreaked havoc on the entire nation. Join Lt Gen (Dr) Rakesh Sharma, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM, (Retd) and Shashank Sharma for a disc....

The Social Media Dilemma: From Capitalism to National Security

Introduction
The emergence of social media has challenged modern democracies on multiple fronts-be it enticing violence or communal hatred or concerns of privacy and fake news, making it a new playground of battle. Platforms like Facebook....

Freedom of Navigation Operation (FONOP) by USS John Paul Jones in the Indian EEZ – A violation or unwarranted assertion?

On Apr 7, the 7th Fleet of the US Navy released a statement about Freedom of Navigation Operation (FONOP) undertaken by USS John Paul Jones in the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) without requesting India's prior consent. Join Rear Admiral Sudars....

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