Commentaries & Articles
Indus Water Treaty: New Realities and a Way Ahead
Introduction Ever since the Prime Minister of India Sri Narendra Modi, while chairing a review meeting on Indus Water Treaty-1960 (IWT), reportedly made that famous statement post the Uri terrorist atta...
Systemic Decline of the American Power?
“While the US remains the indispensable nation in the free world, we cannot protect our interests or serve that role effectively without maintaining strong alliances and showing respect to those allies”, reads the resignation letter of US Secretary of Defence James Mattis, a seasoned military general, who resigned after President Donald Trump's December last declaration of withdrawal of US troops from Syria and Afghanistan.
Review of Governor’s Rule in J&K and the Way Forward
After the break-up of the tumultuous political alliance between the PDP-BJP (19th June 2018), Governor’s Rule was imposed in the State for the eight’s time on June 20, 2018. Once again, it seemed that the history has destined to write-off any possible solution for peace and consigned the recurring spells of political crises to relatively stable spell of governor’s rule, in an overarching backdrop of militancy peaking and plunging as per the designs of Pakistan.
Opportunities before India: Chabahar Port and India Ports Global Ltd. - Involvement Portends Extended Cooperation among Iran-India and Afghanistan
Formal inauguration of India Ports Global Ltd (IPGL) - an Indian private registered company and classified as a Union Government company - operations on 25th December last year, at Shahid Beheshti port at Chabahar in Iran`s Sistan-Balochistan Province on the shore of Gulf of Oman, is a milestone from the strategic perspective of trilateral cooperation among Iran, Afghanistan and India.
VIF News Digests
Neighbourhood News
December 7, 2023
Neighborhood News Digest – 07 December 2023

Afghanistan Taliban arrests three commanders and 16 TTP fighters in Afghanistan- The Khama Press The Taliban captured three...

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Africa Now
November 30, 2023
Africa Now - Weekly Newsletter (Week 48, 2023)

Commentary Africa: China's Past and Present Ties with African Ruling Parties Political analysts and opposition politicians...

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Defense, National Security and Terrorism, VIF Alerts
December 5, 2023
VIF News Digest : National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, (16 – 30 November 2023)

Defence India - Sri Lanka Joint Exercise Mitra Shakti. Launch of Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Shallow Water Craft (SWC)...

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Eurasia News Digest
November 30, 2023
Eurasia News Digest (16-30 November, 2023)

Russia & Central Asia Kazakhstan Takes Part in Meeting as Part of Global South Summit Deputy Prime Minister and Minister...

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VIF Cyber Review
November 7, 2023
Cyber Review - October 2023

National The Cabinet approved the MoU between Bharat and Papua New Guinea on Digital Transformation On 11 October 2023, the...

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Myanmar Round Up
November 17, 2023
Myanmar Round Up: October 2023

The month marked the eight anniversary of the signing of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement. Out of 10 parties that signed...

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West Asia Round Up
November 21, 2023
West Asia Roundup: October 2023

Abstract 7th October became the ‘Black day ‘ as the Hamas militants launched an unprecedented attack on the Israelis killing...

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Global Developments And Analysis: Weekly Monitor
November 29, 2023
Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor (20-26 November 2023)

Economic Earth to warm up to 2.9C even with current climate pledges: UN The world’s emissions-cutting pledges are nowhere...

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Science and Technology
November 29, 2023
Science and Technology (S&T) Digest 16-31 October 2023, Issue 24

In this Issue I. Defence and Security Delivery of Second MCA Barge, LSAM 8 (Yard 76) Third Project 15B Stealth Guided...

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Multilateralism Digest
November 13, 2023
Multilateralism Digest: October 2023 - Issue 10

I. India in the UN India abstains on UNGA vote on Israel-Palestine “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” resonates in UN portals India...

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China Digest
June 5, 2023
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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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