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Round Table Discussion : India-Iran Relations

On 19 Sep 2016, Amb Dinkar Srivastava, India’s former Ambassador to Iran, conducted a round table discussion on ‘India-Iran relations and the way forward’. The interaction among experts focused on three key issues: terrorism, regional connectivity and India’s oil and gas imports from Iran.

Vimarsha - Talk by Shri Prakash Singh, former DG BSF, on Police Reforms in India

Shri Prakash Singh, former DG BSF, delivered a perceptive talk, ‘Preparing The Central And State Police Forces To Deal With The Multi-Dimensional Challenges Of Tomorrow’,

Interaction with Amb Amar Sinha, Secretary (Economic Relations), MEA (India)

Amb Amar Sinha, Secretary (Economic Relations) in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India, interacted with a select panel of policy experts at the VIF on 09 Sep 2016, focusing on the Prime Minister’s visit to Africa and the way forward in India-Africa relations.

Visit of a Chinese Delegation

Leading a five-member delegation of the ‘China Association for International Friendly Contact’ (CAIFC), Mr. Liu Hanwu, Director, Asian Affairs and Standing Counsel Member of the CAIFC, visited the Vivekananda International Foundation

Interaction with Dr. David Brewster on Multilateral Engagements in the Indo-Pacific Region

Dr. David Brewster, a well known Australian maritime expert and author of ‘India as an Asia Pacific Power’, held a comprehensive interaction with the VIF’s strategic faculty on 07 September 2016 aimed at analyzing potentials for developing a tri-lateral partnership between India

Raging Fires Over Right To Water

A fortnight ago, violence erupted in Bangalore and Chennai. Lives were lost and public property worth millions of rupees was destroyed by arsonists. The trigger was a Supreme Court

वस्तु एवं सेवा कर नेटवर्क (जीएसटीएन): सावधानी पूर्वक बढ़ना चाहिए

कराधान की एक नई व्यवस्था

वस्तु एवं सेवा कर (जीएसटी) एक विस्तृत आधार वाली, व्यापक, एकल अप्रत्यक्ष कर है जिसे भारत भर में वस्तुओं और सेवाओं पर समवर्ती रूप से लगाया जाएगा। यह मूल्य वर्धित कर (वैट), उत्पाद शुल्क, सेवा कर, केन्द्रीय बिक्री कर, अतिरिक्त सीमा शुल्क और सीमा शुल्क की विशेष अतिरिक्त शुल्क जैसे ज्यादातर

Fortnightly Review & Analysis - USA, EU and Eurasia (Vol 1 Issue VI)

(September 1-15, 2016)



With less than two months left for the US election polling date on 8 November, the race to the White House seems to be getting harsher with charges flying back and forth between the two candidates.

Sri Lanka-SLFP Hold Crucial 65th Convention

‘Leadership is action, not position’. - Donald McGannon

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) held its politically crucial 65th Convention on September 4, 2016 at Kurunegala, a stronghold of President Sirisena’s political opponent and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa (MR).

Time to hit and hurt the Pakistan army!

'For every act of terrorism on Indian territory for which there is credible evidence pointing to the Pakistan army and the ISI's involvement, carefully calibrated military strikes must be launched against the Pakistan army,' says Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal (retd).

न्यापालिका बनाम व्यवस्थापिका- शीघ्र समाधान की आवश्यकता

यह साफ नजर आ रहा है कि जजों की नियुक्ति के मामले पर केंद्र सरकार और न्यायपालिका के बीच का टकराव जल्दी खत्म नहीं होने वाला है। जब से सुप्रीम कोर्ट की एक पीठ ने राष्ट्रीय न्यायिक नियुक्ति आयोग (एनजेएनसी) की वैधता को अवैध ठहराया है तब से दोनों के बीच का टकराव और बढ़ गया है।

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