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China’s influence in Asian Geopolitics: Implications for India

China, in Xi Jinping’s words, is a building a “new model” of major-country relations, and crafting a policy of building relations with neighbouring countries, based on “amity, mutual benefit and inclusiveness”. Geographically speaking, C....

China’s Great Leap Forward-II, by Lt Gen Gautam Bannerjee, PVSM, AVSM, YSM (Retired), Lancer Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi, India, 152 pages, INR 595/-, 2019

The Great Leap Forward was a campaign run in the People’s Republic of China from 1958 to 1962. Chairman Mao Zedong led the campaign and the aim was to transform an agricultural economy to a socialist society through rapid industrialisation and coll....

Interaction with the Tsinghua University, Beijing

The VIF hosted a 23 member delegation from the Tsinghua University, Beijing on 30 January 2019. The delegation was visiting India as a part of O. P. Jindal Global University-Tsinghua India Immersion Programme. Dr Arvind Gupta, Director, delivered the....

‘China’s Asian Dream’, by Tom Miller, London: Zed Books, 2017, Pages: 256, Price: USD 20.29, ISBN 978-1-78360-923-9

The One Belt One Road Initiative or the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is one of the most widely discussed topics in the Chinese Foreign Policy. It has been five years since the launch of the BRI. On 17 May 2013 and 7 September 2013, Xi Jinping deliv....

Interaction with Myanmar Delegation

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised an interaction with a Myanmar delegation led by Gen. U Aung Min and comprising of five other members of Peace Development Foundation of Myanmar. Gen. U Aung Min, formerly a Minister and Chief N....

Round Table on ‘Wuhan Informal Summit: Implications for India’

A Round Table Discussion on the Modi-Xi Jinping Informal Summit at Wuhan and its implications was organised at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF). Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director VIF, chaired the discussion. The Round Table was attended by Vi....

H.E. Mr. Sergey V Lavrov, Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Russian Federation, delivers the First Kadakin Memorial Lecture at the Vivekananda International Foundation, New Delhi, 11 December 2017

His Excellency Sergey V Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, delivered the First Kadakin Memorial Lecture at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on 11 December 2017, to a select gathering that comprised India’s ....

Round Table Discussion on Bay of Bengal

Keeping Conflicts at Bay - Need for Bay of Bengal Community In today’s geopolitical landscape, regions are the locus of competition, conflict and cooperation. The Indian Ocean Region (IOR) is too diverse and large to always comp....

Belt and Road Initiative: Implications for Central Asia

The Belt and Road Forum (BRF) sought attention of the international community and made headlines everywhere in mid-May. The event was organized by China in Beijing on 14-15 May 2017 with the purpose of promoting its ambitious project called the Belt ....

Asia- Africa Growth Corridor: Can It Be a Game Changer?

AAGC Vision Document - Origin and Institutions behind its Creation? Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) supported by Japan and India was unveiled on 24th May, 2017 during the 52nd Annual Meeting of the African Development Bank (AfD....

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