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Interaction on DTTI with Keith Webster

On April 6, 2016, the VIF and the US India Business Council hosted Mr. Keith Webster, Director, International Cooperation for the US Under Secretary of Defense Acquisition, Technology and Logistics

VIF Delegation’s Visit to Bangladesh

At the invitation of Bangladesh Enterprises Institute, a Dhaka based premier think-tank, a VIF delegation headed by Director, Gen. N C Vij, visited Dhaka from April 20-22, 2016. The VIF delegation included Vice Admiral K K Nayar, Lt. Gen. (R) R K Sawhney, Mr. C D Sahay, Amb. Rajiv Sikri and two high level representatives from trade sponsored by CII.

Interaction with Prof Naela Quadri, Baluch Leader

The VIF on 18 April 2016 invited noted women rights activist and exiled Baloch leader Prof Naela Quadri for a talk on the current situation in Pakistan’s restive province, Balochistan. Following the talk, an interaction was held with the speaker.

Interaction with H.E. Nadir Patel, Canada’s High Commissioner to India

A panel of eminent policy experts representing the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), including representatives from the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and Defence Research & Development Organisation

Interaction with Hon’ble Jayampathy Wikramaratne, Member of Parliament, Sri Lanka

The VIF on 15 April 2016 hosted hon’ble Jayampathy Wickramaratne, Member of Parliament (Sri Lanka) and Chairman of the Committee on Constitution Reforms for an interaction on the Constitution-making process in Sri Lanka

Visit to Iran by VIF

The VIF-IPIS Joint forum on India-Iran cooperation in Post-JCPOA held its first meeting in Tehran from March 5 to 8, 2016. The Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) is part of the Centre for International Research

Buddhism as a Science: A Talk by Robert Thurman

Robert Thurman, an internationally acclaimed American Buddhist scholar specializing in Asiatic religions, especially Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, also recognized as one of the twenty-five most

Interaction with China’s Ambassador to India H.E. Le Yucheng

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted outgoing Chinese Ambassador H.E. Le Yucheng for a farewell cum interaction on India-China relations on 05 April 2016. A few of India’s leading strategists associated

राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा को खतरा पैदा करती-पाक आइएसआइ की बौखलाहट

करीब 20 साल के बाद भारत में बहुमत से एक मजबूत सरकार केन्द्र में बनी। देश में चारों तरफ सकारात्मक एवं राष्टीय भावना से ओतप्रोत माहौल बनने लगा तथा अशांति फैलाने वाले तत्वों पर लगाम लगी जिसका उदाहरण है कश्मीर घाटी में आतंकी गतिविधियों में कमी।

Foreign Secretaries Meeting: Frank, Yes; Constructive, No

‘Still on square one’, pretty much sums up the meeting between the foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan on the sidelines of the ‘Heart of Asia’ Senior Officials meeting in New Delhi. In fact, the meeting was such a non-event that even the usual

The Political & Security Dimensions for the summer of 2016 in J&K

While much has been written and discussed about the situation in J&K in the last few weeks most of it has been contextual to events. The Handwara incident sent out ominous signals, the fallout wasn’t too psychologically endearing for the Security Forces (SF).

क्या वैश्विक वित्तीय बाजारों को अस्थिर कर देगा सऊदी अरब?

इस विषय के केंद्र में अमेरिकी संसद की 28 पृष्ठों की वास्तविक रिपोर्ट है, जिसमें ट्विन टॉवर्स पर 11 सितंबर को हुए हमले की जांच की गई थी। ये 28 पृष्ठ कभी सार्वजनिक नहीं किए गए क्योंकि माना जाता है कि इसमें सऊदी अरब के कुछ व्यक्तियों को उस अपराध में शामिल बताया गया है।

China’s Fishing Vessels in the Natuna Island: Implications for the Regional Security

Amid heightened tension in the South China Sea (SCS) over China’s land reclamation in the region, last month, fishing vessel MV Kwang Fey 10078 and a Chinese Coast Guard vessel were found fishing in the exclusive economic zone of Indonesia. This is becoming a regular feature in the region.

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