Webinar on "National Security and Media"

The VIF organized a webinar on " India's National Security and Media" on 22 February 2021. Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VIF in his opening remarks highlighted the important role media plays in how a national security issue is projected, presented, and ....

Japan and South Korea Talk but Old Issues Continue to Figure

While the China factor, particularly its assertive and expansionist policies on a host of regional issues, and North Korea’s nuclear and missile development programmes are perennial issues of concern for the rest of the Northeast Asian region, two ....

Maoist Menace Calls for a Different Ball Game

The massacre of 37 innocent personnel of the Security Forces (SF) of Government of India and the State Government, on 3rd April in Chhattisgarh, has led to widespread condemnation, even from the Prime Minister. Such mass killing of SF invites serio....

International goodwill for India

At a time when India is confronted with unprecedented crisis situation due to the surging spread of the COVID-19 pandemic across the country, it augur well that the country is receiving bounties of goodwill from countries the world over to fight the ....

US / NATO Withdrawal from Afghanistan and its Implications

The author had the opportunity to attend on 5 May 2021 a very engaging round table jointly hosted by the Vivekananda Foundation, New Delhi, and Hudson Institute, Washington DC on the imminent US/NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan and its impact on the ....

Escalation between Iran and Israel

Join Amb. Anil Trigunayat and Hirak Jyoti Das unfold the ongoing escalation between Iran and Israel; the US role and the future of the JCPOA.....

Modi Government: An Evaluation

As the nation reels under the impact of the monstrous second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic Prime Minister Modi has been the focus of much criticism, some justified and some unjustified, for the failure to avert it and to mitigate its adverse impact. ....

Afghanistan Stares at an Uncertain Future

The American troops are withdrawing from Afghanistan without an agreed political system in place. After nearly 20 years of a democratic period, Afghanistan is at the risk of losing the gains it made in the last 20 years of a democratic system. ....

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