Ukraine
Hellfire from the Heavens – A Perspective on Contemporary Aerial Strikes

Punitive response with the employment of air power is nothing new, and goes back to the British ‘watch and ward’ missions that the Indian Air Force undertook with the Royal Air Force in 1937, towards policing the recalcitrant tribes of Waziristan in...

Neighborhood News Digest- 31 May 2024

Afghanistan Business Tax in Afghanistan Reduced to 0.3%-Tolo News Some senior officials of the Islamic Emirate announced today (Thursday) in the "exemption and reduction of the fixed tax" meeting that the leader of the Islamic Emirate has reduced...

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor (29 April- 05 May 2024)

Economic China to hold key Communist Party plenum in July amid economic pressure The Chinese Communist Party's central committee will gather in July for a key meeting known as a plenum, the third since the body of elite decision makers was elected...

Chilling Geostrategic Environment: An era of ‘Authoritarian Conflict Management’

Are we getting close to a global confrontation or are these fears grossly exaggerated? Lately, the French President had spoken of sending ground troops to Ukraine, there are reports of 12 CIA bases in Ukraine, and 50 British troops (SAG) are in...

Interaction with the Visiting Armenian Delegation

On February 21, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised an interaction with the visiting Armenian delegation about the developments in the Eurasia region. Lt. General R. K. Sawhney delivered the opening remarks, highlighting the...

Ongoing Russia-Ukraine War 2022-2024: Battleground of Adaptations and Innovations

The war that commenced on 24 February 2022 between Ukraine and Russia, has limited parallels with the ongoing war! The sheer dynamism in adaptation, by initiative, ingenuity and vitality of the battleground and industrial interface, is a lesson by...

Global Situation and Challenges Ahead in 2024

While it is difficult to predict the future, one can be reasonably sure that the forces of change unleashed in the last few years will continue to intensify and create unexpected situations. Black swan events are becoming increasingly common. In...

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor (11-17 December 2023)

Economic Israel-Gaza war: Houthi attacks push shipping giants to pause Red Sea voyages Spiralling attacks on merchant ships by Houthi militants off the coast of Yemen have prompted widespread trade disruption with some of the world’s biggest vessel...

Forgotten Dimensions of Strategy: Russia- Ukraine War - Lessons for India

(Given below is the modified version of presentation given by Amb. DB Venkatesh Varma during Prof. Matinuzzaman Zuberi Memorial Lecture, Jawaharlal Nehru University on 7 December 2023.) Kissinger Syndrome By the time I joined the University in 1982...

Neighbourhood News Digest- 8 December 2023

Afghanistan Stanikzai: Ban on Girls' Schooling Cause of Distance with Public- Tolo News The Deputy Foreign Minister, Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, stressed the importance of reopening schools for girl students beyond grade 6, saying that the main...

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