defence cooperation
India Vietnam Relations on an Even Keel but Need a Push

On the eve of forthcoming virtual summit between Prime Ministers Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Narendra Modi it would be useful to reflect on the current status of bilateral relationship and look for ways and means to impart further momentum to the same. Over....

The '2 plus 2' Indo-US Dialogue; a Fillip to Indo-US Security Cooperation

India and the US concluded the 3rd edition of the ‘2+2’ ministerial dialogue in New Delhi on 27 October 2020. Defence Minister Raj Nath Singh, External Affairs Minister Jaishankar from the Indian side and Defence Secretary Mark Esper, Secretary o....

The Virtual Summit between India and Australia: how Significant?

Connected by the Indian Ocean, Commonwealth, the English language and shared democratic values, Australia has never loomed larger in the Indian consciousness than in the last decade. The relationship has seen its highs and lows but here has been a st....

The Expected Upsurge in the Indo-Israel Defence Cooperation

Better Late than Never is what India-Israel ties are all about. Celebrating twenty-five years of diplomatic relations, both countries have pledged to take the ties to further heights. The growing bonhomie is clearly noticeable since late May 2014 whe....

Talk by French Ambassador to India HE Francois Richier

In his interaction with the VIF faculty on March 26, Ambassador of France to India H E Francois Richier began by identifying the similarities between India and France – above all, the commitment to maintaining strategic autonomy. This did not mean ....

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