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China: Daily Scan, October 6, 2022

Xi encourages geological workers to play greater role in mineral exploration: Xinhuanet October 4, 2022
Chinese President Xi Jinping has encouraged a team of geological workers in east China's Shandong Province to carry forward fine trad....

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest: October 06, 2022

Afghanistan
Hanafi: Islamic Emirate Committed to Improving Education: Tolo
News At an event for World Teachers' Day, 2nd Deputy Prime Minister Hanafi said that the acting government is committed to the improvement of quality a....

VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 01-15 September 2022

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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 ....

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

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Growing Prowess of TTP amidst Negotiations

After a decade and a half long rift between the Pakistan government and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and several failed peace treaties, the two sides again attempted an uneasy truce in June 2022 to prevent further bloodshed by having a "three....

China: Daily Scan, August 29, 2022

China mulls imposing credit punishment on telecom, internet fraudsters: Xinhuanet
August 26, 2022
People who engage in telecom and internet fraud can face credit punishment in China, as lawmakers are considering more stringent p....

VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 1-15 August 2022

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“Victory Day” Parade: One year of a Pyrrhic Victory for the Taliban

The impact of the Taliban’s one-year rule in Afghanistan differs across regions and countries. The impression on South Asia was more distinct than on any other region. In South Asia, Pakistan and Afghanistan bore the burden of the Taliban’s takeo....

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

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