Pakistan
Peshawar Mosque Attack: “Snake Bites its Snake Charmer”

कर्म प्रधान विश्व रचि राखा। जो जस करहि सो तस फल चाखा।।

(translation: Deeds are of supreme importance in this universe. Whatever a person does, he is pu....

Peshawar Bombing likely to Heighten Stress in Pakistan-Taliban Relations

Taliban’s triumph in Afghanistan in August 2021 was seen as a strategic victory for Pakistan. But the initial euphoria considerably withered away in the course of the following months, by the general drift in the Pakistan-Taliban relations. Two fac....

Pompeo’s Balakot Claim and the Need to Adopt a Nuanced Understanding of Indo-Pak Deterrence Relationship

Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent claim that India and Pakistan were on the brink of a nuclear war after India conducted the Balakot airstrike in February 2019 has rekindled fears over the fragile state of deterrence relationship be....

Resurgence of Tehreek-i-Taliban (TTP) in Pakistan

Pakistan and Afghanistan relations are on a boil. In the past few months while there has been simmering tensions on the Durand Line, the Tehreek-i-Taliban (TTP) threat has grown exponentially. On November 28, 2022, the TTP ended the indefinite ceasef....

Pakistan: Bhutto Legacy

Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in his outburst against India at the UN Security Council mentioned that Osama Bin Laden is dead. He forgot to mention that Osama died after enjoying a safe haven in Pakistan for a decade. Earlier, the....

Why Securing the Information Domain has become an Urgent Necessity for India?

A Special Meeting of the UN Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) was conducted in India in October this year. It was led by the External Affairs Minister, Dr S. Jaishankar, on India’s behalf, where he emphasized the increasing usa....

Pakistan: The Appointment of the New COAS and the End of the Long March

Pakistan government announced the appointment of General Asim Munir as the new Army chief on Friday. General Sahir Shamshad Mirza was appointed Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee. The army chief’s appointment is always watched with eno....

Pakistan: Appointment of New Army Chief

After much delay and deliberate attempts by former Prime Minister Imran Khan to make the issue controversial, Lt. Gen Syed Asim Munir Shah, Frontier Force Regiment, was appointed Pakistan’s new Army Chief on Nov 24. A lingering `technical issue’ ....

Special Strategic Discussion- “Assassination attempt on Imran Khan and its Implications on India"

Vivekananda International Foundation organized a Special Strategic Discussion on the topic “Assassination attempt on Imran Khan and its Implications onIndia” on 9th November 2022. The event was attended by Shri S Gurumurthy, Chairman, VIF, Dr. A....

Book Discussion- The Pashtuns: A Contested History authored by Shri Tilak Devasher

On 14th October 2022, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a book discussion on "The Pashtuns- A contested history”, authored by Shri Tilak Devahser. This is the fourth book by Mr. Devasher earlier three being Pakistan: Courting th....

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