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Book Discussion- The Pashtuns: A Contested History authored by Shri Tilak Devasher

On 14th October 2022, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a book discussion on "The Pashtuns- A contested history”, authored by Shri Tilak Devahser. This is the fourth book by Mr. Devasher earlier three being Pakistan: Courting the...

VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 01-15 November 2022

DEFENCE Shri Giridhar Aramane is the new Defence Secretary of India. DRDO conducts flight-test of Phase-II Ballistic Missile Defence. Naval Commanders’ Conference. Joint Military Training-2022 with Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF). Visit...

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - November 18, 2022

Afghanistan Participants at Moscow Format Release Joint Statement: Tolo News The participants of the Moscow Format discussed the current situation in Afghanistan with an emphasis on regional security, military-political stability, socio-economic and...

The Pashtuns - A contested history

In this episode, Aakriti Vinayak, Research Associate, VIF discusses with Mr Tilak Devasher, Member National Security Advisory Board his new book, The Pashtuns- A contested history. The discussion explores questions like who are the pashtuns? What is...

VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 16-31 October 2022

DEFENCE Raksha Mantri holds bilateral meetings with his counterparts at the DefExpo-2022. Defence Secretary conducts bilateral meetings ahead of DefExpo 2022. DEFEXPO 22. India-Africa Defence Dialogue held on the sidelines of DefExpo 2022. ‘...

First Russia-Central Asia Summit: A Reflection of Deep Connect between the Two Regions

Background During the ongoing Ukrainian crisis, Russia’s relations with its near abroad, namely the Central Asian region, have been put to test. Central Asian Republics (CARs) have maintained a middle-ground approach, neither opposing nor supporting...

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - October 21, 2022

Afghanistan Iran and Pakistan Officials Pledge to Act for Peace in Afghanistan: Tolo News Pakistan's special envoy for Afghanistan on a trip to Iran talked about the current situation in Afghanistan with Iranian officials. Iran’s Foreign Ministry...

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - October 20, 2022

Afghanistan Iran and Pakistan Officials Pledge to Act for Peace in Afghanistan: Tolo News Pakistan's special envoy for Afghanistan on a trip to Iran talked about the current situation in Afghanistan with Iranian officials. Iran’s Foreign Ministry...

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - October 14, 2022

Afghanistan Uzbekistan President Suggests Forming Intl Group to Coordinate with Kabul: Tolo News Speaking at the 6th CICA Summit Astana 2022, the president of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, suggested the establishment of an international group to...

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - October 13, 2022

Afghanistan Imposing Sanctions Does Not Benefit Kabul, Washington: Islamic Emirate: Tolo News The Islamic Emirate reacted to the new sanctions imposed by the US on the members of the Islamic Emirate, saying that such sanctions do not benefit Kabul...

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