Pakistan
Interaction with French Delegation

On 11th June Mr. Nicholas Roche (Director for Strategic Affairs at the French Atomic Energy Agency) and H.E Francois Richier, Ambassador of France to India, accompanied by other members of the Embassy staff visited the VIF to deliberate o....

International Terrorism Post 9/11: Emerging Trends and Global Response

Introduction September 11, 2001 was a watershed in the manner in which the world acknowledged and responded to terrorism. The monstrosity of the multiple attacks which killed nearly 3,000 people in one planned strike brought universal conde....

Nehru Era’s Defence and Security Policies and Their Legacy

Introduction During the nationalist movement and struggle for independence, there was little attention paid to articulation of India’s defence and security policies by the Indian National Congress (INC). Allusions to concepts and precepts....

Interaction with Prof Stephen Cohen

Prof Stephen Cohen, Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution interacted with members of the strategic community at VIF on 8 January 2014. He spoke on likely scenarios that could unfold in Afghanistan post the withdrawal of US troops and their impact on....

Release of India-US Partnership: Asian Challenges and Beyond

India-US Partnership: Asian Challenges and Beyond, a culmination of the joint study between the Vivekananda International Foundation and the Heritage Foundation, US, was released by Ambassador K S Bajpai, Former Indian Ambassador to the....

Interaction with Mr Adam Thomson, the British High Commissioner to Pakistan

Vivekananda International Foundation welcomed Mr Adam Thomson, the British High Commissioner to Pakistan on 26th November 2013 for an interaction with leading security and foreign policy strategists of India. The team for interaction was h....

Durand Line: History, Legality & Future

1. Introduction It was in the late 1880s, that the Amir of Afghanistan, Abdur Rahman, started demanding a clear defined border with India. The British too wanted to make a clear buffer state, free from its sphere of influence September 23, 2013 International Relations and Diplomacy , Pakistan , Afghanistan , Durand Line , Indo-Afghan Border

Kashmir: The Unwritten History; Christopher Snedden; Harper Collins; PP 434; Rs 599

Over the last few months, there is suddenly a lot of unnecessary, unwarranted and self-serving focus of Western academics, analysts and authors on the India-Pakistan equation – the issue of Jammu and Kashmir inevitably being a centre-piece of the d....

India: Strategic Challenges and Responses

Introduction The above subject has been primarily dealt from the foreign policy and security point of view. Many believe that strategic challenges should now include those relating to energy, environment, population, food, health, climate c....

VIF Viewpoint : Pakistan violates Line of Control, decapitation of Indian soldier

The latest incident across the Line of Control (LoC), and the killing and decapitation of an Indian soldier, highlights yet again the challenge that Pakistan poses to our security and diplomacy. Further, this act cannot be discounted as a local incid....

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