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Interaction with Dr Haseeb Drabu (Minister of Finance, J & K) on 'Developments in Kashmir'

On 05 Oct 2016, the VIF invited Dr. Haseeb Drabu, Minister of Finance in the BJP-PDP coalition government of Jammu and Kashmir, for a talk on the ‘Developments in Kashmir

Discussion on ‘Russia In The 21st Century: Where From, Where To'

The VIF organised an internal discussion the topic being, ‘Russia in the 21st Century: where from, where to’, on 23 Sep 2016. The discussion was conducted by Amb PS Raghavan and moderated by Amb PP Shukla, both India’s former Ambassadors to Russia.

Interaction with Ambassador Timothy Roemer, former Member of the U.S. Congress and Ambassador to India

On 26 Sep 2016, the VIF held a fascinating interaction with Ambassador Timothy J. Roemer, former Member of the US Congress for six terms from Indiana and Ambassador to India (2009-2011), sharing his perspective on the 2016 U.S. presidential election

Visit of a Delegation from China’s Pangoal institution

Leading a four-member delegation, Mr. YI Peng, founder President of the Pangoal Institution, a Bejing-based non-governmental think tank, visited the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on 20 Sep 2016

The Seventh Xiangshan Forum

The Trend of Confabulations

The Seventh ‘Xiangshan’ (literal meaning ‘Fragrant Hills’) Conference was held from 10 to 12 October 2016 at the Haidian District of Xiangshan near Beijing. The Xiangshan Forum is co-sponsored by China Academy of Military Science (CAMS) and China Institute for International Strategic Studies (CIISS).

Fortnightly Review & Analysis – Indo-Pacific, Japan and East Asia (Vol 1 Issue VIII)

(October 01-15, 2016)

China and Taiwan

RMB Joins the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) Basket

On 1 October 2016, marking the 67th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the Chinese currency renminbi (RMB) joined the IMF’s SDR.

ब्राजील, रूस, भारत, चीन और दक्षिण अफ्रीका (ब्रिक्स) समूहीकरणः कुछ विचार

15/16 अक्टूबर को गोवा में ब्रिक्स शिखर सम्मेलन की पूर्व संध्या पर संभावित बल और समूह के अंतर्निहित सीमाओं पर क्रमशः कुछ प्रकाश डाला जाएगा। ब्रिक्स, एक अवधारणा के रूप में वैश्विक मामलों में पश्चिमी देशों के आधिपत्य का स्थायी मुकाबला करने की विशाल क्षमता रखता है।

International North-South Transit Corridor

Transit Corridors

Iran’s geographical location and proximity to India, make it an ideal transit hub for reaching Russia and CIS countries. The country is politically stable. It is also a fast growing economy. Its GDP is expected to grow by 5 % this year. Lifting of sanctions has made it easier to do business with that country.

भारत की पाकिस्तान नीतिः सही राह पर

पिछले कुछ हफ्तों के घटनाक्रम, जिनकी परिणति 29 सितंबर 2016 की आधी रात में भारतीय सेना द्वारा नियंत्रण रेखा के पार बेहद सफल लक्षित हमलों (सर्जिकल स्ट्राइक) के रूप में हुई, एक ऐतिहासिक क्षण की रचना कर गए क्योंकि उनसे भारत की पाकिस्तान नीति में एकदम निश्चित बदलाव दिखा। बिना शर्त बातचीत करते

Bringing Down The Unmanned Machine: A Formidable Challenge and Suggested Way Ahead

The Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) is as much an attackers’ delight as it is a defenders’ nightmare. In that, while the attackers are celebrating many a virtues of the unmanned phenomenon (long range, tremendous

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