SAARC
India’s Vaccine Maitri- A Unique Friendship by Jabs

It is very well known that India, in its world view and foreign policy outreach pays great attention to “Share and Care” approach. Despite limitation of resources India continues to provide assistance in capacity building and human resource devel....

India’s Goods & Services Tax and the Neighbourhood

In July 2017, when the Narendra Modi government introduced goods and services tax (GST), there was strong apprehension among some smaller neighbours that it would act as a barrier to shore up their exports to India. The apprehensions were baseless as....

Can SAARC be made Effective?

The world at large including South Asia is already facing the devastating effects of Covid-19. This region already burdened with its teeming populations, uneven layers of growth and governance issues, all of which has got exacerbated with this crisis....

Round Table Discussion on ‘Post COVID-19: India and the Neighbourhood’

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a Round Table Discussion (RTD) on ‘Post COVID-19: India and the Neighbourhood’ on 11 May 2020. Amb Satish Chandra, Vice Chairman VIF, delivered the opening remarks followed with presentations b....

BIMSTEC Should Address the Common COVID19 Crises: Preparatory Mechanisms need to be put in Place

As the numbers of confirmed cases affected by Corona virus keeps rising in India and elsewhere, the fears and apprehensions surrounding it have multiplied over the past few weeks. While the dissemination of information through health and medical sect....

India's Relations with its SAARC Neighbours

India's relations with its SAARC neighbours have, over the decades, oscillated from very good to stressed barring Pakistan and Bhutan. With the former they have generally been very bad and with the latter very good. With the rest, notably Afghanistan....

Vivekananda International Foundation’s (VIF) Interaction with Maldives Delegation

On 29th of January 2019, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted an interaction with a delegation from the Maldives. The Maldives’ delegation was led by Mohamed Jameel Ahmed, former Vice President of the Maldives. Other members of the....

Emerging Structure of Maritime Security in the Bay of Bengal

.... Traditionally, security at sea has been theorised and interpreted rooted in traditional realist or liberalist theories. In the realist interpretation, the seas are the plains on which superpower, or regional power rivalry, takes place, whereas r....

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....

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