Commentaries & Articles
Russia-Pakistan Relationship is a Red Herring
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov’s visit to India on 5-6 April 2021 was devoted to the preparation for President Putin’s visit to India later this year for the regular summit with Prime Minister Modi. Undoubtedly, India Russia relations are deep but they are subject to the tides in international relations. The military-technical cooperation is deepening. Bilateral relations will get a further boost with the establishment of Sputnik vaccine manufacturing facilities in India which will manufacture 750 million doses of Russian vaccine.
Jordan’s Royal Challenge
Palace Intrigues are an integral part of the Royalty and history is replete with it. One hundered years old Hashemite Kingdom is no exception. Discontentment, embedded ambitions, unsolicited external interests, and interference add to the spice especially when due to extraneous conditions a country’s economy and employment situation as well as its security place a question mark on the governance structures. Normally in monarchies King can do no wrong. But in the modern-day Middle East public has at least heard of, if not tasted the fruits of the Arab Spring.
New Leadership Takes Charge in Vietnam: Challenges and Prospects
On 05 April Vietnam’s National Assembly officially elected Mr. Pham Minh Chinh, member of the Politburo as the Prime Minister of Vietnam replacing the erstwhile Prime Minister Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc. The National Assembly resolution was passed with the support of an overwhelming majority of the legislators (462 out of 466) voting for Mr. Chinh.
अफगानिस्तान: दोहा समझौते की स्थिति और आगे का मार्ग
अमेरिका और तालिबान के बीच 29 फरवरी 2020 को दोहा में हुए समझौते के एक साल होने के मौके पर विवेकानंद इंटरनेशनल फाउंडेशन ने काबुल स्थित प्रमुख थिंक टैंक अफगान्स इंस्टीट्यूट फॉर स्ट्रैटेजिक स्टडीज (एआईएसएस) के सहयोग से एक संवाद का आयोजन किया था। 27 फरवरी 2021 को हुए इस आयोजन में अफगानिस्तान और भारत के जानकार और सूचनाओं से लैस विद्वानों ने अपने-अपने विचार रखे थे। इस संवाद का मकसद अफगानिस्तान के हर एक क्षेत्र-राजनीतिक, आर्थिक और सुरक्षा-में दोहा समझौते के जरिए अफगानिस्तान की वार्ताकार टीम द्वारा तालिबान को सीधे सीधे-सीधे संबद्ध किए जाने के बाद, तालिबान के रुख और उसकी चालों, अमेरिका के नए प्रशासन
Transformation in Indian Armed Forces to Exploit Modern Information Systems
Need for Adapting Modern Information Systems in Military Operations
The Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) today are capable of revolutionizing military operations. Since early 90’s Indian Armed Forces have gained immensely from using the modern ICT. A lot still needs to be done in terms of structural and cultural changes.
The Rising Terrorist Threat in Northern Mozambique
The Republic of Mozambique since 2017 has witnessed a rise in terrorist attacks. The country witnessed its first attack on 5th October 2017 in a small town of Mocimboa da Praia - which lies in the Cabo Delgado province of Mozambique1. Since then there have been several attacks by insurgent groups linked to Islamic State (IS) that have also spread to other districts posing a major security threat to the country and the region. The fight is mainly between the militants to establish an Islamic state in the region, and the targets have mainly been the civilians.
रूसी विदेश मंत्री की भारत यात्रा: क्या और कितना हासिल
रूस के विदेश मंत्री सेर्गेई लावरोव भारतीय विदेश मंत्री के आमंत्रण पर अपनी दो दिवसीय यात्रा पर 5 अप्रैल को भारत आए। विदेश मंत्री डॉ. एस. जयशंकर ने मुलाकात के बाद प्रेस को सम्बोधित करते हुए द्विपक्षीय वार्ता को विस्तृत तथा फलप्रद बताया। उन्होंने बताया की वार्ता के काफी भाग में रूसी राष्ट्रपति व्लादीमिर पुतिन की आगामी भारत यात्रा पर चर्चा हुई। अतिथि मंत्री की प्रधान मंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी से भी मुलाक़ात होनी थी किन्तु मोदी जी के दिल्ली से बहार होने के कारण यह संभव न हो सका।
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Global Developments And Analysis: Weekly Monitor
May 11, 2021
Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 03 May - 09 May 2021

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China Daily Digest
May 14, 2021
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December 14, 2020
VIF Neighbourhood News Digest: December 14, 2020

PAKISTAN PM blames PDM for endangering lives as PTI exults at ‘flop show’: DAWN Soon after the Pakistan Democratic Movement...

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International Development
January 22, 2021
VIF News Digest: International Developments (US, Europe and Russia), 1-15 January 2021

I. United States Politics and Society US and Iran ratchet up military activity as concerns increase ahead of Soleimani...

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Defense, National Security and Terrorism, VIF Alerts
May 7, 2021
VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 16-30 April 2021

DEFENCE IAF Commanders’ Conference 2021. Bilateral defence cooperation with the French Air and Space Force. DRDO develops...

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Myanmar Round Up
April 13, 2021
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Myanmar's military imposed martial law across several districts in the country after initially declaring it in Yangon’s two...

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April 13, 2021
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