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VIF News Digest : National Security- Defence Studies & Terrorism, (01-15 July 2024)

Defence Indian Army Departs for India-Thailand Exercise Maitree. India-Mongolia Joint Military Exercise Nomadic Elephant commences in Meghalaya. Annual Defence production hits record high in FY 2023-24. First Secretary-level India-DRC Defence...

Africa Now (1-15 July, 2024)

Overview The African continent is going through notable developments, these majorly pertain to the political transitions, economic reforms, and fluctuations in social dynamics. The continent is becoming a hotspot for the various world powers due to...

VIF News Digest : National Security- Defence Studies & Terrorism, (16-30 June 2024)

Defence IAF Participation in USA hosted Exercise Red Flag 2024. CDS releases Joint Doctrine for Cyberspace Operations. SAMEER, MeitY AND MCTE, Indian Army forge strategic partnership for technological advancement. Landmark 350th iDEX Contract inked...

VIF News Digest : National Security- Defence Studies & Terrorism, (01-15 May 2024)

Defence Vice Admiral Krishna Swaminathan, AVSM, VSM assumes charge as Vice Chief of Naval Staff. 7th India-Indonesia Joint Defence Cooperation Committee meeting held in New Delhi. Keel Laying of the First Next Generation Offshore Patrol Vessel (...

Key Developments and Changes in India’s Approach towards Africa (2014 - 2024)

Introduction Foreign policy, as an instrument to promote national interest, is a continuing and dynamic – not static – phenomenon, displaying a subtle blend of continuity and change. While the principal interests of a nation such as the imperatives...

VIF News Digest : National Security- Defence Studies & Terrorism, (01-15 April 2024)

Defence Defence exports increase by 32.5% in FY 2023-24; Private sector contributes 60% Army Commanders’ Conference calls for greater impetus on ongoing transformation New Generation Ballistic Missile Agni-Prime successfully flight-tested Indian...

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-made 1500 HP engine for Main Battle Tanks Indian Navy's Ongoing Maritime Security Operations (‘Op Sankalp’) ICG Ship arrives...

VIF News Digest : National Security- Defence Studies & Terrorism (01-15 March 2024)

Defence In a major boost to Aatmanirbharta Ministry of Defence signs five major capital acquisition contracts worth Rs 39,125 crores. 3rd India - Malaysia Bilateral Maritime Exercise Samudra Laksamana conducted. MoD inks MoU with BEML, BEL &...

VIF News Digest : National Security- Defence Studies & Terrorism (01-15 February 2024)

Defence Over ₹6.21 lakh crore allocation to Ministry of Defence in Interim Union Budget 2024-2025. Indian Coast Guard celebrated 48th Raising Day. INS Sandhayak commissioned into Bharatiya/Indian Navy. DRDO carried out successful flight trials of ‘...

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor(29 January - 04 February 2024)

Economic With China’s economic plenum still unscheduled, observers worry politics remain in command Beijing’s reluctance to go full throttle in boosting economic growth – combined with an absence of clear directives for reform – could further dampen...

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