India’s Act East Policy
Budget 2019: Indian diplomacy needed a shot in the arm but budget flatters to deceive

Union Budget 2019 India: Analysis reveals some notable facts: the MEA budget, from being close to 0.1% of India’s GDP in 2012-13, declined to 0.08% in 2018-19. Union Budget 2019 India: As the stature of India rises internationally, its diplomac....

Interaction with Delegation from Vietnam National University

The VIF scholars discussed the salient points of India-Vietnam bilateral relations, India’s Act East Policy, the Indo-Pacific perspective, Indo-Vietnam Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, defense cooperation and people-to-people understanding of c....

Interaction with Delegation from the Korean National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA) and the Korean Institute of National Unification (KINU)

The interaction was devoted to the issues having bearing on India-South Korea bilateral relations and the regional order. The Indian side explained its position and apprehensions towards China’s Belt and Road Initiative violating India’s sovereig....

Interaction with Delegation from Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted a delegation from Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) from Hanoi on May 15, 2018. The delegation was led by Dr. Tran Viet Thai, Director General, Department of Policy Planning, Vietnam Ministry of....

Visit of Taiwanese Delegation

The VIF hosted a four-member Taiwanese delegation led by Maj Gen Yuan-Shiun Chang and comprising of Capt Cheng-Hua Hsu, Lt Cdr Jin-Tong Jang and Capt Tzong Shiaw Yen for an interaction over issues of mutual interests. During the interaction, the secu....

VIF - JINF ‘Bilateral Dialogue’ on India-Japan Relations, 16 February 2017

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized a bilateral dialogue with Japan Institute for National Fundamentals (JINF) on 16 February 2017 to deliberate on the changing strategic environment in Asia and enhance India-Japan bilateral ties....

Seminar on Indo-US Relations: The Way Forward

VIF and the Heritage Foundation, a Washington-based think tank, jointly organised a seminar ‘India-US Relations: the Way Forward’ on 05 February 2015. The seminar was a take off from the Quad-plus dialogue held recently in Bali, Indonesia, where ....

Interaction with KIDA, a South Korean Think Tank

Dr Cho Nam Hoon, Director, Korean Institute for Defence Analyses (KIDA), leading a three-member delegation, visited VIF on 17 Dec 2014 for an interaction on issues bearing strategic relevance to both India and South Korea. The delegation interacted e....

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