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Commentary: Exhibition - India at 70 and the Jammu & Kashmir Saga

On the occasion of 70 years of Jammu & Kashmir’s accession to India, an interactive digital exhibition was organised by the National Archives of India from January 11, 2018. The exhibition has been organised at the National Archives of India, Janpath, New Delhi, and is open for free public viewing on all days including Sundays till February 10, 2018.

गिलगित-बाल्टिस्तान में हालिया विरोध क्यों

गिलगित-बाल्टिस्तान काउंसिल, इस्लामाबाद द्वारा आयकर (अनुकूलन) कानून, 2012 के तहत प्रत्यक्ष कर लागू करने का ऐलान होने के बाद हाल में समूचे गिलगित-बाल्टिस्तान में जबरदस्त विरोध प्रदर्शन शुरू हो गए। विरोध की अगुआई अंजुमन-ए-ताजिरान (जिसका मोटा अर्थ व्यापारियों की समिति है क्योंकि ताजिर का अर्थ व्यापारी होता है) और अवामी एक्शन कमेटी (एएसी) ने मिलकर किया था। कुछ दिन पहले प्रदर्शनकारियों ने कर के प्रति अपना विरोध जताने के लिए कराकरोम क्षेत्र की हाड़ कंपाने वाली ठंड में भी स्कार्डू से गिलगित शहर तक (करीब 150 किलोमीटर दूरी) “लंबा जुलूस” निकालने की घोषणा कर डाली थी।

What does the Economic Survey tell us about National Security?

What does India’s Economic Survey 2017-18 tell us about national security? This may sound an unusual question because in traditional understanding of national security and economy are two separate entities which are not discussed together. The two concepts do not meet except when it comes to providing resources for defence and law and order functions. Economic Surveys do not generally talk about national security.

VIF Digest
Far East, Japan, The Koreas, Indo-Pacific, Australia, Taiwan & ASEAN
January 25, 2018
VIF News Digest: Far East including Japan, the Koreas, Indo-Pacific, Australia, Taiwan and ASEAN (Vol 2 Issue I)

December 1-January 15, 2018 ASEAN $1 Billion Credit for ASEAN Connectivity Projects While addressing the Association of...

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Africa, Gulf & Middle East
January 24, 2018
VIF News Digest: Africa, Gulf & Middle East (Vol 2 Issue I)
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15th December -15th January Africa a Priority in China's Diplomacy says Chinese Foreign Minister It's a diplomatic...

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Neighbourhood Studies
January 15, 2018
VIF News Digest - Neighbourhood Studies: Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Taiwan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Maldives (Vol 1 Issue VI)

December 15 – 31, 2017 Contents • China-India Special Representative Talks; • China -Pakistan -Afghanistan Foreign...

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Defense, National Security and Terrorism
February 6, 2018
VIF Fortnightly Digest: Defence, National Security & Terrorism (Vol 2 Issue I)

January 16-31, 2018 Contents • India Launches Third Scorpene Class Submarine; • J&K - Shopian Operations and Encounter...

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USA, Europe, Eurasia, Russia & CARs
January 12, 2018
VIF News Digest: USA, Europe, Eurasia, Russia, CARs

Contents • President Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital • The many Casualties of Trump’s Jerusalem Move • In...

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