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The Russia-Ukraine War 2022: A Point of No Return?

On 24 February 2022, President Vladimir Putin announced ‘special military operation,’ the beginning of land, sea, and air offensive against Ukraine. The Western Pundits had forecast that the war under the onslaught of Russian famed military and t....

Russia Africa Relations

In this episode of VIF podcast, Steven Gruzd from the South African Institute of International Affairs discusses with Samir Bhattacharya, Research Associate at the Vivekananda International Foundation on the current contours of Russia-Africa relation....

Energy: A New Dimension in India-Nepal Relations

Nepal’s Energy Export to India Recently, the Nepal Electricity Authority said in a statement that in the last four months, Nepal exported electricity worth US$ 56 million to India, estimated to reach the US $ 234 million in December 202....

PM Modi’s Visit to Samarkand

Prime Minister Modi visited Samarkand to take part in the 22nd Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation on 15-16th September 2022. He also had bilateral meetings with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev President Putin of Russia, President Ebra....

प्रधानमंत्री शेख हसीना की भारत यात्रा

सितंबर 2022 में बांग्लादेश प्रधानमंत्री शेख हसीना की भारत की राजकीय यात्रा इस क्षेत्र से भारत के ....

Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border Clash: An Analysis

Background On September 14, border guards from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan exchanged fire at a disputed border section. The violent confrontation escalated and lasted for two days, with drones, tanks, aircraft, and exchange of rocket fire. ....

Afghanistan- One year after Taliban Takeover

Two decades of progress in Afghanistan and the process of nation-building came to an abrupt end with the fall of the Afghan government and the takeover of Kabul by the Taliban on August 15, 2021. A year after the situation in Afghanistan is unparalle....

Reflections on the Visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to India

The State visit of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to India in September 2022 is an opportunity to reflect upon one of India’s most important relationships in the region. This was Prime Minister Hasina’s fourth official bilateral vi....

Kazakhstan at the Spotlight of a Constructive Dialogue between different Religions and Cultures: President Tokayev

Republic of Kazakhstan hosted the Seventh Congress of the Leaders of the World and Traditional Religions on 14-15 September 2022. Former President Nursultan Nazarbayev formulated this initiative to promote dialogue and discussion among different reli....

Second India-Japan 2+2 Dialogue: Major Take Away

India and Japan held the second 2+2 Foreign and Defence Ministerial meeting in Tokyo on 8 September 2022. The meeting took place more than five months after Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visited India for the annual India-Japan summit. This y....

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