National Security and Strategic Studies
Joint VIF-ARTRAC-IIM Indore Capsule on Strategic Leadership and Perspective Planning Programme (23-26 Aug 2022)

VIF in collaboration with Army War College/Army Training Command and IIM Indore organized a three day capsule on “Strategic Leadership and Perspective Planning” programme for recently approved three star generals at the Vivekananda International ....

Indigenization of Defence Production: India’s Journey from Vision to Outcomes

The Changing Landscape of Defence Production in India
In 2013 India was the top importer of arms. This dubious distinction stayed for the next five years- accounting for 12% of total global imports by all the countries
Next Step in Disengagement in Eastern Ladakh and Contemplating Larger Implications

On 8th September 2022, 50 days after the 16th Round of China-India Corps Commander Level Meeting at Chushul-Moldo in Eastern Ladakh, consensus was reached on disengagement of the Chinese and Indian troops in the area of Jianan La (Daban) also designa....

US Military Assistance Package to Pakistan will have a Direct Bearing on India’s National Security

On 7 September 2022, the US notified the US Congress that it had made a “determination” approving a possible “Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to the Government of Pakistan of F-16 for sustainment and related equipment for an estimated cost of $450 ....

Impact of Climate Change on the Blue Economy of the Indian Ocean Region: Case Study of the Fisheries Sector

Introduction
Over the last decade, the concept of blue economy, which refers to sustainable economic development through proper utilization of marine resources, has become widespread including in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). The Indian ....

Vimarsh on Food and Nutrition Security- Key to National Security, Staying in Course

Introduction
On 28th July, 2022 Vivekananda International Foundation organized a Vimarsh on “Food and Nutrition Security-Key to National Security, Staying in Course”. Opening and welcome remarks were made by Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VI....

India’s Freedom: Subhas Bose and INA

The British consistently endeavoured to black out all news concerning the Indian National army (INA) throughout the period of its existence. As a consequence, very little was known of the INA in India. The British called it ‘JIFs’, the Japanese I....

Revitalising Indian Military Ethical Leadership

“KarmanyeVaadhikaraste Maa Phaleshu Kadaachana, Maa karmaphalheturbhur Maa Te Sangostva Karmani” Thy business is with action only, never with its fruits, So let not the fruit of action be thy motive, nor be Thou to inaction attach....

Challenges in Defence Acquisitions

The Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020 (DAP2020) [1] aims at optimal utilisation of the allocated budget for timely acquisition of military equipment, systems and platforms meeting the desired parameter....

Cryptocurrency and the Regulatory Challenges

Abstract
Cryptocurrencies are digital tokens or digital currencies typically issued by non-governmental agencies. They are classified as a special type of asset in which payments are made directly through an online network without the int....

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