Neighbourhood Studies
Bangladesh- Journey of Fifty Years

16 December 1971 is a historic day for Bangladesh. This day has been celebrated as the Victory Day to mark the defeat of the Pakistani forces and its emergence as an independent Bangladesh. This year is especially significant as it marks the golden j....

India-Maldives Policy Brief

The Maldives has attracted international attention due to the increased importance of the Indian Ocean and the Indo-Pacific region. India-Maldives relations have made immense progress in the past years. The relations have seen significant positive de....

Functioning of Judiciary in Nepal

The Crisis
For more than one month now, Nepal’s judicial system has come to a partial halt. The Nepal Bar Association (NBA) is protesting against Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana and demanding his unconditional resignati....

Nepal, India expedite Connectivity Projects

On October 22, India handed over Jaynagar-Kurtha cross-border rail line to Nepal. ....

Choices: Why the Future of Afghan Sports Must Concern the World

News coming in from Afghanistan has been mostly unpleasant, rather concerning, for most of the country’s recent past – and most specifically since February this year. Amidst casting its shadow on all aspects of Afghan life – social, political, ....

VIF Virtual Book Discussion on “Kathmandu Dilemma: Resetting India-Nepal Ties” by Ambassador Ranjit Rae

The Vivekananda International Foundation organised a book discussion on “Kathmandu Dilemma: Resetting India-Nepal Ties”on November 05, 2021. The event was chaired by Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF. Author of the book Ambassador Ranjit Rae delive....

The Situation in Pakistan: Pressure Building on the Imran Khan Government

Imran Khan government is on a slippery slope. The trust between the government and the army has been dented on the curious case of the appointment of the new DG ISI. The two sides are no longer on the same ‘page’. This spells trouble for the gove....

तृतीय क्षेत्रीय सुरक्षा विमर्श: एक विश्लेषण

अफ़ग़ानिस्तान पर होने वाला तृतीय क्षेत्रीय सुरक्षा विमर्श 10 नवम्बर को नई दिल्ली में संपन्न हुआ। ....

How Will the Collapse of the Government in Afghanistan Affect Relations Between India and the United States?

India has yet to come to terms with the Taliban takeover. The Taliban cabinet consists of UN-sanctioned individuals who have committed heinous terror attacks in the past. The Taliban are not independent, writes Arvind Gupta, Director of the New Delhi....

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