International Relations and Diplomacy
Discussion on Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Achievements and Prospects

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), organized a Round Table Discussion on “Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Achievements and Prospects” on September 5, 2022. Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director VIF, delivered the welcome remarks, followed by r....

The Russia-Ukraine War 2022: A Point of No Return?

On 24 February 2022, President Vladimir Putin announced ‘special military operation,’ the beginning of land, sea, and air offensive against Ukraine. The Western Pundits had forecast that the war under the onslaught of Russian famed military and t....

Russia Africa Relations

In this episode of VIF podcast, Steven Gruzd from the South African Institute of International Affairs discusses with Samir Bhattacharya, Research Associate at the Vivekananda International Foundation on the current contours of Russia-Africa relation....

Vivekananda International Foundation launches "Connect Africa"

The Vivekananda International Foundation unveiled its latest "Connect Africa" programme on September 22, 2022. This initiative's primary goal is to invite prominent African and Indian figures, such as academics, diplomats, practitioners, and journali....

PM Modi’s Visit to Samarkand

Prime Minister Modi visited Samarkand to take part in the 22nd Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation on 15-16th September 2022. He also had bilateral meetings with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev President Putin of Russia, President Ebra....

Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border Clash: An Analysis

Background
On September 14, border guards from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan exchanged fire at a disputed border section. The violent confrontation escalated and lasted for two days, with drones, tanks, aircraft, and exchange of rocket fire. ....

Discussion with Visiting Singapore MOD Delegation

The Vivekananda International Foundation hosted a Visiting Singapore MOD Delegation on 24 Aug 2022. The Singapore delegation members included Mr Chia Huan Boon, Mr David Chen, Mr Kumuthan Maderya and Ms Clare Chng Shuling. From the VIF side, Lt Gen R....

Kazakhstan at the Spotlight of a Constructive Dialogue between different Religions and Cultures: President Tokayev

Republic of Kazakhstan hosted the Seventh Congress of the Leaders of the World and Traditional Religions on 14-15 September 2022. Former President Nursultan Nazarbayev formulated this initiative to promote dialogue and discussion among different reli....

Visit of Fifth Batch Gen-Next Democracy Network Programme of ICCR to Vivekananda International Foundation

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) organized the visit of the fifth batch of Gen-Next Democracy Network Programme with delegates from Austria, Costa Rica, Greece, South Korea, Romania, and Australia. The delegates visited Vivekananda In....

Second India-Japan 2+2 Dialogue: Major Take Away

India and Japan held the second 2+2 Foreign and Defence Ministerial meeting in Tokyo on 8 September 2022. The meeting took place more than five months after Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visited India for the annual India-Japan summit. This y....

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