Bhutan
The Himalayan Conundrum: Nepal and Bhutan in 2021

Nepal
The year 2021 can be surmised as a year of political upheavals, economic downfall, and geo-political uncertainties for Nepal. Also, when countries worldwide were engaged in making arrangements to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, Nepal’....

China: Daily Scan, January 13, 2022

China's new yuan loans rise in 2021: Xinhuanet
January 12, 2022
China's new yuan-denominated loans totaled 19.95 trillion yuan (3.13 trillion U.S. dollars) in 2021, up 315 billion yuan year on year, central bank data showed Wedn....

China: Daily Scan, December 10, 2021

Futuristic tech used to shield Xinjiang's power grid: Xinhuanet
December 9, 2021
Advanced technologies like drones, 5G and the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) have been widely used in the power grid of northwest China's....

China: Profound, Palpable and Persistent Winds of Change-Implications for India

Is China on throes of Cultural Revolution 2.0? What will be political effects of an economic slowdown in China, and near-term pain propelled by strong headwinds? Does this shifting dynamic and internal discourse in China matter to India? With the Tal....

China: Daily Scan, October 18, 2021

Tibet to improve financial services for smaller firms: Xinhuanet October 15, 2021
Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region has introduced a raft of measures to improve financial services to micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises, ac....

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: August 2021

In August 2021 eminent speakers, expert groups and bilateral discussions were organised by the Vivekananda International Foundation through webinar on events and topics affecting India’s interests worldwide. The diversity of the expertise of each o....

India’s Vaccine Maitri- A Unique Friendship by Jabs

It is very well known that India, in its world view and foreign policy outreach pays great attention to “Share and Care” approach. Despite limitation of resources India continues to provide assistance in capacity building and human resource devel....

Assessing Indo-Pacific in 2021: Indian Perspective

The year 2020 was a landmark event in and for the Indo-Pacific. The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the regional perception of China. Until then the challenge from China was known but it had yet to manifest itself in its entirety. The major ....

नियंत्रण रेखा विरोधाभास

डोकलम में भारत और चीन की फौजों के बीच ढाई महीने से भी अधिक समय तक तनावपूर्ण टकराव की स्थिति रही औ....

The Doklam Paradox

Indian and Chinese troops were engaged in a tense standoff for over two and a half months at Doklam till its resolution on 28th Aug 17. The standoff was particularly marked by shrill and condescending voices from Chinese State run media. I....

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