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Political Control on Use of Combat Power

Russia-Ukraine War 2022 is emphasizing on a time-worn question: what is the balance between political control and military operational expertise in deciding military strategy? Consequent to the attack on Kerch Bridge, Russia struck with high-...

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - October 21, 2022

Afghanistan Iran and Pakistan Officials Pledge to Act for Peace in Afghanistan: Tolo News Pakistan's special envoy for Afghanistan on a trip to Iran talked about the current situation in Afghanistan with Iranian officials. Iran’s Foreign Ministry...

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - October 20, 2022

Afghanistan Iran and Pakistan Officials Pledge to Act for Peace in Afghanistan: Tolo News Pakistan's special envoy for Afghanistan on a trip to Iran talked about the current situation in Afghanistan with Iranian officials. Iran’s Foreign Ministry...

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - October 19, 2022

Afghanistan Islamic Emirate Urges Turkey to Recognize Govt: Tolo News The Islamic Emirate’s Spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid called on Turkey to engage in "deep" relations with Islamic Emirate and recognize its government. Mujahid made the remarks in an...

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - October 18, 2022

Afghanistan Plan Launched to Collect Major Debts: DABS: Tolo News Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) said it has made a scheme through which it will collect the debts of consumers. "We have been able to identify 329 major debts. Out of them, 33...

Next Step in Disengagement in Eastern Ladakh and Contemplating Larger Implications

On 8th September 2022, 50 days after the 16th Round of China-India Corps Commander Level Meeting at Chushul-Moldo in Eastern Ladakh, consensus was reached on disengagement of the Chinese and Indian troops in the area of Jianan La (Daban) also...

The Padma Setu– Bangladesh’s Pride

‘Today the Padma is awash with the glow of red, blue, green and golden colours. The 41 spans (of the Padma bridge) are mirroring the courage of Bangladesh. I know Bangladeshi are proud. I am also delighted proud and elated. Overcoming many struggles...

Time for a Sporting Push in India

Nothing succeeds like success on an international stage for lifting nation's morale. But developing competitive sporting capacities in India for success in Olympics also has value in building national identity, national pride and bonding. For...

Prospects of Developing Regional Value Chain in South Asia

This discussion paper attempts to examine two major questions, first, if RVC can be developed in South Asia, and, second, is the South Asian region ready for this development? We are premising our arguments on the marginal rise in trade volume over...

Mission Aatmanirbhar Bharat: Decoding Self-Reliance and Charting the Road to Recovery

This article is based on the inputs and views of notable experts from Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), expressed in a webinar organised by the VIF on May 25, 2020. The esteemed panel was...

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