VIF Briefs
BRICS, Russia and the Arctic: India’s Options

… with increasing multi spectrum Sino-Russian cooperation including in the Arctic Region, it is imperative for India not only to enhance its bilateral cooperation with Russia on the Arctic, but also to whole heartedly support the Russian proposal...

India and the BRICS: A Post-XVth Summit Assessment

Among the many landmarks in the evolution of the BRICS, the XVth Summit held in August 2023 will find a mention because unlike other landmarks in specific areas of cooperation since the first Summit in 2009, this Summit added six new members to...

Narrative of Despondent Pashtuns: Terrorism, Ethnicity and the Pakistani Military

This primary research uses in-depth interviews to investigate the experiences and perceptions of the ethnic Pashtuns of Pakistan’s former Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) regarding terrorism, ethnicity and the Pakistani military,...

Rise and Fall of London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR)- A Transition in Global Financial System

Man’s fascination for numbers is as old as mankind itself. When the earliest humans settled together as tribal societies, a man with a sense for numeric alone could successfully calculate strength of rival tribes. The relative numbers in...

Delivery of Humanitarian Assistance in Myanmar: Lessons Learnt and the Way Forward

As COVID-19 struck the world countries, it took some months to recover back to their normal social and economic lives. However, for the people of Myanmar the crisis deepened further due to the military takeover in February 2021. The need for...

Conceptualising ‘One Health, One-Earth’ for Āyurveda

In the 9th World Āyurveda Congress (WAC) organised by the Ministry of Ayush on 11/12/2022, India put forth the vision of ‘One Earth, One Health’ before the world. To put it in the words of Prime Minister Sri. Narendra Modi;

Contemporary Leadership: Challenges and Lessons from Ancient Indian Wisdom

Contemporary leadership is dynamic & constantly evolving which seeks to explore and understand the principles and practices that are necessary for effective leadership in today's rapidly changing world. Present day leadership models and...

Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) in the Indo-Pacific and the Way Ahead for Indo-Pacific Partnership for MDA (IPMDA)

… MDA signifies a need for situational awareness at sea, which necessitates being cognisant of the position and intentions of all maritime actors in all dimensions … IPMDA is aimed at curbing maritime free-run in the Indo-Pacific …

Smart Theatre Command : A Pre-requisite for to a Joint Theatre Command

Abstract

Creation of the post of the Chief of Defence Staff and the Department of Military Affairs was a historical moment for the Indian Armed Forces and has infused the Military into National Security Mechanism. Government of...

Border Disputes with China: An Update

… China has been successful in its hidden agenda of utilising the Indian market for its trade expansion .. and not moving constructively in resolving the border dispute. It’s rare in the world scene where two countries have fought an intense...

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