‘The Rise of Indian Military Power & Evolution of an Indian Strategic Culture’ a book by Major Gen G D Bakshi was launched by General Shankar Roychowdhury at the VIF auditorium on December 17, 2009. The book does a detailed examination of the India’s defence strategy and its evolution throughout the history of India.
Speaker: Major Gen G D Bakshi
Michael Chertoff, former United States Secretary of Homeland Security and Paul A. Schneider, former Deputy Secretary for the US Department of Homeland Security discussed on various aspects of internal security with the VIF security experts.
Michael Chertoff, former United States Secretary of Homeland Security spoke at the VIF on the subject ‘Global Security Challenges - Lessons of the Past year’. He suggested that India should be mindful about the lessons of the past and watchful about the challenges of the future, regarding its internal security.
Vivekananda International Foundation and Vivekananda Kendra Bhawan were inaugurated on December 1, 2009 by Mata Amritananda Mayi and Justice M N Venkatachaliah, the former Chief Justice of India. P. Parameshwaran, the President of Vivekananda Kendra and renowned singer Vani Jayaram were also present during the inauguration ceremony.
Former Director of the Border Security Force, Prakash Singh IPS (Retd) delivered the monthly talk on ‘Naxal threat - State Response’ on 30th October 2009 at Vivekananda International Foundation. He examined the dimesnions of the threat and the state policy options to contain it.
Speaker: Prakash Singh IPS
The annual Universal Brotherhood Day lecture, in memory of Swami Vivekananda’s historic lecture at Chicago on January 11 1893, was delivered by Suresh Soni, the joint General Secretary of Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh at Vivekananda International Foundation on September 12, 2009.