Commentaries & Articles
If Sharif Comes Back
For Musharraf, the Supreme Court decision allowing the return of the exiled Nawaz Sharif could mean a disaster. It turns upside down the delicately nuanced American-backed rescue plan to bail out Mushar...
Needed: War on Error
Hyderabad blasts were waiting to happen; why they weren’t prevented is a longer story of deliberate diversion. For nations, it matters what happens to them; but the course of their history is often det...
Growth of Maoists Fuelled by Politicians
In November 2004 when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that Left Wing extremism constituted “an even greater threat to India than militancy in Jammu & Kashmir and the North East”, the country took...
Changing Paradigms of National Security – Need to Transform and not Reform Intelligence Apparatus
Ever since the Chinese debacle of 1962, whenever the nation suffered any serious security setback there has been a clamoring for intelligence reforms. As if following a well rehearsed drill, Government...
Impending Storm
THE ENEMIES, both within and without, use bullets and bombs, not to kill people. They are collateral damages. The real objective is to subdue the enemy by breaking its will and dictating its terms of pe...
Op Moshtarak: Post Surge Operations in Afghanistan
Courtesy the Iraq diversion, the critical Counter- Terrorist campaign in Afghanistan had been deliberately underfunded and under-resourced for nearly a decade. The situation began to deteriorate steadil...
VIF News Digests
Neighbourhood News
April 12, 2024
Neighborhood News Digest- 12 April 2024

Afghanistan Officials: Over 20,000 Afghan Children Expelled from Iran in Last Year-Tolo News Local authorities in Nimroz...

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Africa Now
January 1, 2024
Africa Now - Weekly Newsletter (Week 52, 2023)

Commentary How the Global South is rediscovering centuries of shared history to challenge Western domination India’s...

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Defense, National Security and Terrorism, VIF Alerts
April 8, 2024
VIF News Digest : National Security- Defence Studies & Terrorism (16-31 March 2024)

Defence Anti-Piracy operations against Pirate Ship MV Ruen by Indian Navy Maiden test-firing of India’s first indigenously-...

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Eurasia News Digest
April 4, 2024
Eurasia News Digest (16-31 March 2024)

Russia and Central Asia US held the first B5+1 Forum Announced by President Biden during the inaugural C5+1 Summit in...

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VIF Cyber Review
January 9, 2024
Cyber Review - December 2023

National Bharat hosted the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence as “Global Hub for AI Innovation”. Bharat, the...

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Myanmar Round Up
April 12, 2024
Myanmar Round Up: March 2024

The situation in Myanmar remains troubled since the military coup in February 2021. Myanmar's military chief, Min Aung...

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West Asia Round Up
March 19, 2024
West Asia Roundup: February 2024

Abstract With the ongoing Israel -Hamas war and increasing violence and death and destruction of large number of civilian...

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Global Developments And Analysis: Weekly Monitor
April 12, 2024
Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor (25-31 March 2024)

Economic Why is Japan changing its ban on exporting lethal weapons, and why is it so controversial? Japan’s Cabinet OK’d a...

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Science and Technology
April 5, 2024
Science and Technology (S&T) Digest (16-31 March 2024), Issue 34

In this Issue I. Defence and Security Induction of Helicopter Unit at Air Force Station Thanjavur Delivery of ‘Ammunition...

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US Insights
April 12, 2024
US - Insights - March 2024

India-US Relations Incredible momentum in India-US defence relations: Pentagon official There is a paradigm change and...

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Culture & Civilisation
April 5, 2024
Cultural and Civilisational Newsletter : March-2024

Buddha relics return to India after historic Thailand tour- The Economic Times The relics of Lord Buddha, along with those...

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Multilateralism Digest
March 21, 2024
Multilateralism Digest: February 2024 - Issue 2

I. India in the UN India chairs 62nd Session of Commission for Social Development India at the C34 debate India makes...

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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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