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The US-Pakistan CIS-MOA Agreement: A Sea-Sand Line

The Cabinet of Pakistan has discreetly approved the formalisation of the ‘Communication Interoperability and Security Memorandum of Agreement’ (CIS-MOA), a new security agreement with the United States (US). This action signifies a renewed beginning...

Neighbourhood News digest - 4 May 2023

Afghanistan Taliban interfering with NGO work in Afghanistan: Report – Tribune A Taliban fighter recently fired his rifle into the air at a food distribution event in Afghanistan, an example of their harassment of nongovernmental groups operating...

Neighborhood News Digest – 27 February 2023

Afghanistan Afghan Assets Made $70 Million in Interest: Mehrabi – Tolo News Shah Mohammad Mehrabi, Central Bank supreme council member and board member of the Afghan Trust Fund in Switzerland, said that the $3.5 billion fund--including $36 million...

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - November 24, 2022

Afghanistan Blinken: Qatar Continues to Be Main Transit Point for Afghans: Tolo News US Secretary Antony Blinken at a press conference said that after the Islamic Emirate took power in Afghanistan Qatar played an indispensable role in helping them...

China: Daily Scan, October 25, 2022

Chinese 'artificial sun' marks new breakthrough: Global Times October 21, 2022 The new generation of artificial sun HL-2M in the Southwestern Institute of Physics Photo: Courtesy of the Southwestern Institute of Physics. A new breakthrough has been...

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

DEFENCE DRDO conducts successful maiden flight of Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator. Indian Army organised the “Suraksha Manthan 2022”. New manufacturing facilities at Bharat Dynamics Limited. Indian Navy ships visit Singapore,...

The Situation in Pakistan: Pressure Building on the Imran Khan Government

Imran Khan government is on a slippery slope. The trust between the government and the army has been dented on the curious case of the appointment of the new DG ISI. The two sides are no longer on the same ‘page’. This spells trouble for the...

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: June 2021

In June 2021 six experts’ group meetings and one bilateral discussion were organised by the Vivekananda International Foundation through webinar on events and topics affecting India’s interests worldwide. The diversity of the expertise of each of...

Drone Terror in India: A Challenge to Deter

Introduction Presently, drones have become an integral part of military’s arsenal for superpowers, while for others it is just a work in progress. From Yemeni soil against the Saudi oil installations to eliminating a high-ranking serving military...

Pakistan remains under the scrutiny of FATF

Amidst the changing regional and geopolitical dynamics, Pakistan remains mired in complexities and uncertainties. It continues to remain under the scrutiny of the terror-financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and is under immense...

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