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Combat Casualty Management is a Low-Cost Force Multiplier: Lessons from Ukraine War
Executive Summary
The idea of war with an advanced adversary, or worse, a two front war is daunting, needing every bit of ingenuity that one can muster. Force multipliers are one such, employed to overcome the difficulties against a numerically superior adversary.
Dealing with Pakistan: India’s Western Neighbour is No Longer a Strategic Priority
India’s Pakistan policy has evolved over the last decade, from an attempted rapprochement in 2014-15, to a focus on stringent border management and counterterrorism. Even though India’s primary strategi...
2001 Bonn Afghan Conference - 2024 Swiss Ukraine Peace Summit Lessons For India
"India's position has been vindicated," Ambassador Asoke Mukerji, India's Former Permanent Representative to the UN says on 'The Gist'. That's because 14 out of the 100 participants of the 'Summit on Pe...
Russo-Ukraine Conflict: Some Inferences on Air and Air Defence Aspects
February 2022 to June 2024 and counting, that is over two and four months for which a bloody war is raging between Ukraine and Russia with no signs of ebb in the near future. [1] Such a long period of c...
VIF News Digests
Neighbourhood News
July 17, 2024
Neighborhood News Digest- 17 July 2024

Afghanistan Taliban to open Electronic ID centers for Afghans in Pakistan, Iran and Turkey-The Khaama Press The Taliban...

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Africa Now
July 17, 2024
Africa Now (1-15 July, 2024)

Overview The African continent is going through notable developments, these majorly pertain to the political transitions,...

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Defense, National Security and Terrorism, VIF Alerts
July 8, 2024
VIF News Digest : National Security- Defence Studies & Terrorism, (16-30 June 2024)

Defence IAF Participation in USA hosted Exercise Red Flag 2024. CDS releases Joint Doctrine for Cyberspace Operations....

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Eurasia News Digest
July 3, 2024
Eurasia News Digest (16-30 June, 2024)

Russia & Central Asia EU adopts 14th package of sanctions against Russia for its continued illegal war against Ukraine,...

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VIF Cyber Review
July 10, 2024
Cyber Review-June 2024

National Estonia is looking to partner with Bharat to strengthen its cyber security infrastructure. According to government...

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Myanmar Round Up
July 8, 2024
Myanmar Round Up: June 2024

June 2024 has been a tumultuous month for Myanmar, marked by significant military operations, escalating conflicts, and a...

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West Asia Round Up
July 16, 2024
West Asia Roundup: June 2024

Abstract Israel-Hamas war ceaselessly continued in the 9th month wreaking havoc and enhanced chances of further escalation...

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Global Developments And Analysis: Weekly Monitor
July 16, 2024
Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor (01-07 July 2024)

Economic Crushing Debts Await Europe’s New Leaders New governments in Europe are being handed a poisoned chalice. They are...

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Science and Technology
July 11, 2024
Science and Technology (S&T) Digest (16-30 June 2024), Issue 40

In this Issue I. Defence and Security Private Defence Companies Revenue to Grow by 20 percent in FY 2024-25 Indian Air...

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US Insights
June 6, 2024
US- Insights - May 2024

India-US Relations How India-US relations could change after the 2024 elections This year the US and India are both holding...

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Culture & Civilisation
July 8, 2024
Cultural and Civilisational Digest: June-2024

India’s archaeological site museums need major makeover. Vadnagar must set an example- The Print There’s a notable rise in...

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Multilateralism Digest
June 3, 2024
Multilateralism Digest: May 2024-Issue 5

I. India in the UN Indian inputs for a substantial Summit of the Future India contributes to CTTF India chairs Committee A...

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China Digest
June 5, 2023
China Digest (16-31 May 2023)

India-China Relations It is learnt that China objected to the proposal from India to add Abdul Rauf of the JeM to the UN...

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