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

DEFENCE Indian Army Contingent Participates in Exercise Vostok- 2022. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi commissions India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant in Kochi. Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Manoj Pande, to visit Nepal....

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

DEFENCE Chief of Royal Malaysian Navy is on an official visit to India. Ex UDARASHAKTI between the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) culminates. Vietnam-India Bilateral Army Exercise VINBAX 2022 concludes. Indian...

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 "...

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 punitive measures...

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

DEFENCE RIMPAC – 2022. DRDO successfully test fires indigenously developed laser-guided ATGMs. Tejas Fighter Aircraft. Army Design Bureau has signed a MoU with the Drone Federation of India. 13th Edition of the Indo-US Joint Special Forces...

“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 takeover...

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

DEFENCE Chief of Army Staff Proceeds on a Three Day Visit to Bangladesh. Prime Minister unveils ‘SPRINT’. Joint Press Release of the 16th Round of India-China Corps Commander Level Meeting. Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX) conducted between...

The Regional Integration in Central Asia

Introduction Since its beginning in 2018, the Consultative Meetings of Central Asian leaders have contributed positively to Central Asia’s regional integration process. The idea was presented by the Uzbek President Shawkat Mirziyoyev with an...

Ayman al-Zawahiri is Dead: The Ending of a Chapter of al-Qa’ida’s Founding Fathers!

On 02 August 2022, United States (US)’ President Joe Biden made a public announcement about a successful counter-terrorism operation carried out by the US forces in Kabul, Afghanistan. On 30 July 2022, on command of US President Biden, the Central...

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