Indo-Pacific
India-US Strategic Partnership: Entering a New Phase

In this episode of VIF podcast, Lt. Gen. Anil Ahuja (Retd.), Distinguished Fellow, VIF and Dr. Sweta Kumari, Associate Fellow, VIF, discuss developments taking place with regards to India- US relations particularly in the areas of defence and...

India-US Defence Cooperation: Assessing US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin’s Visit to India

Introduction US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin III was on a crucial visit to India from 4-5 June 2023 to discuss and explore ways to further strengthen the India-US defence and strategic partnership. During the visit, the two sides discussed a...

Quad-Plus Dialogue

The latest edition of the Quad Plus Dialogue (QPD) at the think tanks level was held virtually on 09 May, 2023. This time Vivekananda International Foundation hosted the dialogue. Apart from VIF, the think tanks from Quad members included the...

Neighbourhood News digest - 02 May 2023

Afghanistan The Taliban Aim to Divide and Conquer – Foreign Policy Afghanistan has become the world’s problem child, controlled by unruly and unpredictable religious fanatics and terrorists who throw their toys out of the stroller each time they’re...

Neighbourhood News digest – 27 April 2023

Afghanistan UN agency: Afghanistan needs $4.62 billion in aid for 2023 - Yahoo Afghanistan needs $4.62 billion in humanitarian aid from the international community this year for nearly 24 million people in need, the U.N.'s humanitarian affairs...

Neighborhood News Digest – 26 April 2023

Afghanistan India invited to join regional group on Afghanistan: Lavrov Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said that India has been invited to join the core group of four countries neighbouring Afghanistan that say they seek to bring...

Neighborhood News Digest – 25 April 2023

Afghanistan Leaked document shows ISIS re-emergence in Afghanistan – News Nation ISIS is re-emerging in Afghanistan, and using the country as a safe haven to coordinate its terrorist activity. This was revealed because of reports that were included...

Neighborhood News Digest – 17 April 2023

Afghanistan China eyes Afghanistan's lithium reserves, offers to invest USD 10 billion – The Economic Times Taliban are simply not able to ensure security in places such as Kabul. The fact that ISKP has been increasingly able to mount major attacks...

Neighborhood News Digest – 31 March 2023

Afghanistan UN Says Attacks On Afghans 'unacceptable' After Deadly Explosion Rocks Kabul – Republic World The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan denounced the deadly explosion that rocked the capital city of Kabul on Monday, stating...

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: February 2023

Vivekananda International Foundation was in full flow in the month of February 2023 with ten expert groups meeting. The areas of interest geographically were Africa, West Asia, US, Pakistan, Indo-Pacific, Neighbourhood, Central Asia and three key...

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