Prerna Gandhi is an Associate Fellow at the Vivekananda International Foundation with a focus on Japan, ASEAN and Korean Peninsula. She is currently a doctoral student at Dept. of East Asian Studies, Delhi University. She is also a recipient of the Mitsubishi Corporation International Scholarship and visited Japan in the “Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths Program- JENESYS” in summer of 2011.

Contributions 
COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 1, 2020 Medical Smart Thermometers Track the Spread of Coronavirus in US The company, Kinsa Health, which produces internet-connected thermometers, created a US national map of fever levels on March 22. Kinsa thermometers connect to ...

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, March 31, 2020 Medical Battelle Pioneers Technology to Clean and Reuse PPE: Gets US FDA Approval The Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System is the first of its kind, capable of cleaning up to 80,000 pieces of PPE (personal protectiv...

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, March 30, 2020 Medical Trouble with China-made Covid-19 Testing Kits: PCR vs. Antigen Testing As of March 26, 102 Chinese firms have been granted access to the European market, according to Song Haibo, Chairman of the China Association of I...

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, March 28, 2020 Economic Food security concerns stoked as exporters curb sales, importers buy more Global food security concerns are mounting as some governments contemplate restricting the flow of staple foods amid panic buying and disrupted...

Occasional Papers 
Japan’s Changing Security Discourse from the prism of its Deterrence Imperative ... US-Japan alliance is cornerstone for Japan’s security and its deterrence. However, despite conflicts of interests and intermittent tensions, Japan has never sought to replace the alliance with its own defense capabilities .. Though Japan’s s...

Issue Briefs 
Threat of Military Conflict on Korean Peninsula ..... the latent possibilities of a conflict have now moved into the direction of a US-North Korea conflict. The increased pace of nuclear and missile testing under Kim Jong-un’s supremacy has sought to hasten North Korea’s surge of being able to...

Event Reports 
VIF-Embassy of ROK Seminar on Prospects of Peace and Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula The Vivekananda International Foundation organized a joint closed-door seminar with the Embassy of Republic of Korea on 20 December 2019 to discuss ‘Peace and Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula’. After opening remarks by Dr Arvind Gupta, Di...

Interaction with Korean National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA) The Vivekananda International Foundation organized a closed-door interaction with a visiting delegation from the Korean National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA), South Korea on 14 June 2019. The interaction covered a gamut of issues from the emerging disco...

Interaction with Professor C. Raja Mohan The Vivekananda International Foundation organized an interaction with Dr C. Raja Mohan, Director of Institute of South Asia Studies at National University of Singapore on the topic of "Global Dynamics and Challenges to India". Dr Mohan focused his t...

Discussion on ‘Remedial Measures to counter possible spread of Coronavirus' The Vivekananda International Foundation organized a discussion with a delegation led by Lt Gen RS Grewal, Director General Medical Services (DGMS), Army, on ‘Remedial Measures to counter possible spread of Coronavirus' on 06 March 2020. Air Commod...

Roundtable on ‘Managing India’s Relations with the Four Major Powers in an Unpredictable World’ The Vivekananda International Foundation organized a closed-door roundtable on ‘Managing India’s Relations with the Four Major Powers in an Unpredictable World’ on 3rd February 2020. The meeting was attended by many retired senior diplom...

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