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VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - December 14, 2022

Afghanistan Attack on Kabul Hotel Sparks International Reactions: Tolo News The attack on a hotel in the Shar-e-Naw area of Kabul on Monday has brought international condemnation and calls to action. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs asked the...

China Daily Scan, December 13, 2022

Senior Chinese official stresses national defense, military modernization: Xinhuanet December 12, 2022 A senior Chinese military official has stressed resolving major issues in theory and in reality and opening a new page in the modernization of...

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - November 22, 2022

Afghanistan Acting Min. Muttaqi Meets with Norwegian Charge d'Affaires: Tolo News The Islamic Emirate's acting foreign minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi, met with Norway's chargé d'affaires in Afghanistan to discuss political and humanitarian cooperation...

The Pashtuns - A contested history

In this episode, Aakriti Vinayak, Research Associate, VIF discusses with Mr Tilak Devasher, Member National Security Advisory Board his new book, The Pashtuns- A contested history. The discussion explores questions like who are the pashtuns? What is...

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

DEFENCE Raksha Mantri holds bilateral meetings with his counterparts at the DefExpo-2022. Defence Secretary conducts bilateral meetings ahead of DefExpo 2022. DEFEXPO 22. India-Africa Defence Dialogue held on the sidelines of DefExpo 2022. ‘...

VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 16-30 September 2022

DEFENCE Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh visit to Egypt. MOD signs a deal for dual role Surface-to-Surface BrahMos missile with BAPL. Mehar Baba Competition –II. Preparations for Def-Expo 2022. Participation in Combined Maritime Forces Exercise...

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....

“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, 16-30 June 2022

DEFENCE Joint Military Exercise “Ex SAMPRITI-X” concludes. Extension of entry age: Agnipath Scheme. Agnipath – Raksha Mantri approves 10% reservation of jobs for Agniveers in Indian Coast Guard, Defence Civilian posts & 16 DPSUs....

IPIS-VIF Dialogue on Latest Developments in Afghanistan

India and Iran share close historical and cultural links dating back to ancient times. In contemporary times, this relationship is multi-faceted and includes cooperation in political, trade-economic, security, and multiple other sectors. To assess...

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