Commentaries & Articles
Origin and Growth of Sino Pak Nexus against India: Suggested Tenets of Indian Response
An Assertive and Proactive India
The Surgical Strike in Uri Sector (20161, Doklam standoff (2017)2 and air strike in Balakot3 have portrayed an assertive and proactive Indian response to the Chinese and Pakistani belligerence.
टोक्यो ओलम्पिक के निरस्तीकरण का मामला
इस लेख के लिखे जाने के समय (9 जून 2021), टोक्यो में ओलम्पिक खेलों के आयोजन की बात हो रही थी पर असाधारण वैश्विक स्थिति में लोगों की जान बचाने में कहीं देर न हो जाए, इसको देखते हुए इसको स्थगित किए जाने का एक मजबूत आधार है। भयंकर महामारी की क्रूरता में तत्काल कोई कमी होती नहीं दिखाई दे रही है, इसकी आती लहरों ने पूरे विश्व में लाखों जिंदगियां लील ली हैं। इसमें सबसे अधिक जो चिंता करने वाली बात है, वह विभिन्न देशों में कोरोना के नए रूपों (वैरिएंट्स) का प्रकोप और उनका तेजी से सीमा पार कर दूसरे देशों को भी अपनी चपेट में ले लेना तथा विश्व मानवता के समक्ष नए-नए खतरों को उत्पन्न करना है। हालांकि अनेक देश
The Raisi Presidency in Iran and its Implications
It is much too early to make out straight away what the well-predicted election of Ebrahim Raisi, the incumbent Chief of Iranian Judiciary, to the Presidency of Islamic Republic of Iran is likely to bode for Iran and the world. Since his election to the office, the President-elect has steered clear of the kind of occasionally undiplomatic observations that have characterised him so far.
Pandemic Factor in Military Organisation
Curse of the Pandemic
All-pervasive adversities brought about by the Covid-19 Pandemic have occupied, seized in fact, the universal human consciousness in a manner seen never before. That is only to be expected when the Pandemic has turned out to be the most catastrophic event in the hundred years
Appalling state of Press Freedom in Pakistan
A strained relationship exists between the media and state in Pakistan. Pakistan has gradually and systematically strengthened a tyrannical grip over freedom of expression1. More sophisticated and complex methods of silencing dissenting voices have been employed in recent years. In Pakistan, arbitrary arrests, detentions, and baseless criminal prosecutions are used as instruments of press censorship2.
BIMSTEC: Present and Future Perspectives
In the current geopolitics, the Indo-Pacific region has gained significance. Within this, BIMSTEC as a sub-regional organisation has an imminent place, as it connects two regions-South Asia and Southeast Asia. Dr. Sreeradha Datta has taken the initiative from the VIF, to edit a book on “BIMSTEC: The journey and the way forward” with the contributions of 23 scholars and experts. Join Udayan Das and Cchavi Vasisht to discuss the book and the significance of the BIMSTEC in current geopolitics.
Role of India and Japan in the Myanmar Crisis
The ousted leaders from National League for Democracy (NLD) party in Myanmar have formed a shadow ‘National Unity Government’ (NUG) to challenge the military or the ‘Tatmadaw’ which came to power through a coup in Feb, 2021. Many analysts predict that a civil war could break out as the NUG forces and ethnic minority armies engage in warfare against the Tatmadaw.1 Such a scenario would complicate security of the Indo-Pacific region considering Myanmar’s strategic geography.
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