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The Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Grouping: Reflections

On the eve of the BRICS summit in Goa on October 15/16 some reflections on the potential force and the inherent limitations of the grouping would be in order. BRICS as a concept does hold enormous potential to counter the enduring hegemony of the Wes....

Interaction with Dr Thomas Bagger, Head of Policy Planning, German Foreign Office

Dr Thomas Bagger, Head of Policy Planning, German Foreign Office, visited the VIF on February 24, 2016 for an interaction that ranged across a wide and varied geostrategic landscape, inter alia, the future of the European Union, German foreign policy....

Unblocking of NATO Supply Routes By Pakistan: Logistics or Plain Politics?

The flow of oil through NATO's Pakistani supply lines is due to resume soon, one year after the attack by NATO troops on the Pakistani outpost at Salala. The decision comes after the first two test-run tankers passed safely through the Torkham crossi....

Military Aspects Af-Pak Situation: An Appraisal

It is axiomatic that military aspects can not be discussed in isolation as many other factors have a direct impact on the given military situation. In the current Af-Pak scenario political and economic compulsions have a direct bearing on the be....

Interaction with Mr. Michel Miraillet, Director Strategic Affair, Govt. of France

As part of what could be described as an exercise in Track 1.5 diplomacy, Mr. Michel Miraillet, Director Strategic Affairs in France’s Ministry of Defence, held wide-ranging and intense interaction with the VIF’s battery of policy experts on Marc....

Interaction with H.E. Daulat Kuanyshev, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to India

His Excellency Daulat Kuanyshev, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to India, informally discussed the recently concluded Tenth Summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) at Astana and Kazakhastan-India bilateral relationship with Lt. Gen (Retd.) RK Saw....

Interaction with Members of US Congressional Staff Delegation

A Congressional Staff Delegation from the United States, comprising Kevin Fitzpatrick, Director, Subcommittee on Middle East and South Asia, Mr. Jeremy Haldeman, Staff Director on Oversight and Investigations and Mr. Ed Stein, Professional Staff Memb....

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