Neighbourhood Studies
Can Sri Lanka break the Chinese hold?

Sri Lanka a tiny island country in the Indian Ocean has become an example of what Chinese investments can achieve. In the last two decades Sri Lanka has received around 15 billion in investments from China, making it one of the largest investors in t....

India-Bhutan Relations: Exploring the New Vistas of Cooperation

In this podcast, Rishi Gupta, Research Associate, VIF, talks to Ambassador VP Haran on India's bilateral ties with Bhutan. In his remarks, distinguished Guest Amb. VP Haran adds that the special ties between India and Bhutan are marked by mutual trus....

Sri Lanka's Current Economic and Political Crisis

Sri Lanka in India's neighborhood is reeling under economic, political, and social crisis. To listen to the insightful views on the reasons and implications of current development, join us on the podcast by Shri PM. Heblikar and Cchavi Vasisht. ....

What does Taliban Governance mean for the region?

Since the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan nearly nine months ago, the group’s governance has been marked by human rights violations, harsh restrictions on women, and the dominance of radical ideas. In this latest episode of the VIF podcast, we addr....

नेपाली प्रधानमंत्री देउबा की भारत यात्रा

पीएम देउबा का दौरा
नेपाल के प्रधानमंत्री शेर बहादुर देउबा अप्रैल महीने में अपनी तीन दिवसी....

Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s Visit to India

In this episode of VIF Podcast, we discuss the major highlights of the Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s visit to India. Ambassador Rae says that the visit strengthens the bilateral ties between India and Nepal and Joint Vision Statement....

Developments in Sri Lanka and Its Implications

Vivekananda International Foundation organized a virtual meeting on 11 April 2022 in the episode of the Strategic Discussion Series with the theme "Development in Sri Lanka and its implementation". The welcome address was given by Lt General R K S....

Storm after a Lull: Kabul Attack

Since the suicide bombing at the Kabul Airport on August 26, 2021, there was a period of lull. While, the Taliban has been shrewdly backing out from its promises which it made after taking over, but that’s about it. There were no major attacks and ....

Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in Nepal: Facts, Disputes, and the US-China Contest

In the past two months, Nepal’s political space had been marred by upheavals and doubts over the future of the ruling alliance between the Nepali Congress, Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Center)/Maoist Party, and Communist Party of Nepal (Unified....

Bangladesh War: Report from Ground Zero, MANASH GHOSH, Niyogi Books Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, INR-695, ISBN No- 978-93-91125-37-0, 2021, Pages- 220

Manash Ghosh’s Bangladesh War: Report From Ground Zero offers a gripping narrative of the events that occurred during the liberation war of Bangladesh or Muktijuddho in 1971. The book written in lucid language is one of its kinds when it com....

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