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The Presence of Islamic State-Khurasan Province in Taliban-Controlled Afghanistan

नाततायिवधे दोषो हन्तुर्भवति कश्चन । प्रकाशं वाप्रकाशं वा मन्युस्तं मन्युमृच्छति ॥ [Translation: No evil of any kind accrues to the slayer for killing a desperado, either openly or secretly; as it is only Fury recoiling upon Fury.]   ...

VIF Cyber Review: April 2022

NATIONAL Cabinet approves upgradation of mobile sites in LWE-affected areas On 27 April 2022, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved a ‘Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF)’ project for upgrading 2G mobile...

Future of Hydropower Cooperation with Bhutan

‘Hydropower today is an important source of our wealth. With rapid advancements in harnessing nuclear, hydrogen, fusion, solar, thermal and wind energy, hydropower may soon lose its competitive edge. We may soon become a net energy importer’....

China: Daily Scan, May 10, 2022

Chinese vice premier stresses stabilizing foreign trade, investment: Xinhuanet May 9, 2022 Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua on Monday urged more efforts to coordinate epidemic control with economic and social development, and strive to stabilize the...

India-Japan Strategic Partnership: Growing Convergence

The growing and robust consolidation of India-Japan strategic partnership is regarded as transformational in shaping the trajectory of geostrategic equilibrium in Indo-Pacific with global ramifications. Over the years the bilateral relations between...

India-Bhutan Relations: Exploring the New Vistas of Cooperation

In this podcast, Rishi Gupta, Research Associate, VIF, talks to Ambassador VP Haran on India's bilateral ties with Bhutan. In his remarks, distinguished Guest Amb. VP Haran adds that the special ties between India and Bhutan are marked by mutual...

Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s Visit to India

In this episode of VIF Podcast, we discuss the major highlights of the Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s visit to India. Ambassador Rae says that the visit strengthens the bilateral ties between India and Nepal and Joint Vision Statement...

Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in Nepal: Facts, Disputes, and the US-China Contest

In the past two months, Nepal’s political space had been marred by upheavals and doubts over the future of the ruling alliance between the Nepali Congress, Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Center)/Maoist Party, and Communist Party of Nepal (Unified...

The Ukraine Crisis: India’s Approach

India abstained on the last UNGA resolution which suspended Russia from the Human Rights Council. Explaining India’s vote, the Indian ambassador strongly condemned civilian killings in Bucha while reiterating India’s unwavering commitment to Human...

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

DEFENCE Inauguration of Flight Control System Integration complex. Releases India’s Arctic Policy in New Delhi. Second India- Indonesia Security Dialogue. Brazilian delegation visits Headquarters Western Naval Command. Joint military exercise...

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