Thoughts for Change - We can do it; APJ Abdul Kalam & A Sivathanu Pillai; Pentagon Press; PP 289; Price Rs 495

The ancient civilization Sindhu/Indus/Hindu/India- steeped in arts, culture, administration and most of all science and a great reserve of natural resources, became a lucrative target for marauders who converted or killed and either way, plundered, ....

Interaction with H. E. Mr Prasad Kariyawasam

On August 8, 2013, VIF welcomed the Sri Lankan High Commissioner to India, His Excellency Mr. Prasad Kariyawasam for an interaction on various aspects of relations between India and Sri Lanka. Mr. Kariyawasam candidly expressed his views on the c....

Press Statement on India-Pakistan Relations by Members of India’s Strategic Community

Reports indicate that with the change of government in Pakistan and the exchange of visits by special envoys, the Government of India is prepared to resume the composite/comprehensive dialogue with Pakistan, interrupted since January this year as a s....

China’s Defence White Paper, 2013: Assertions of A ‘Super Power’ in Making?

Promulgations of A Super-Power In April 2013, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) released her eighth Defence White Paper, titled as ‘The Diversified Employment of China’s Armed Forces’. This exercise has been undertaken bi-annually since....

Seminar on Pakistan after Elections and Prospects of relations with India

Vivekananda International Foundation organized a two day seminar on “Pakistan after elections and prospects of relations with India” on August 5-6, 2013. The first day began with a keynote address by Amb K S Bajpai, former Indian Ambassador to th....

Strike Corps for the Mountains: Upgrading India’s Military Strategy from Dissuasion to Deterrence

On July 17, 2013, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) finally approved the army’s proposal for raising a Strike Corps for the mountains. Though the approval came after considerable delay, it is a pragmatic move that will send an appropriate mes....

Fountainhead of Jihad:The Haqqani Nexus, 1973-2012; Vahid Brown and Don Rassler; Hachette India; PP 320; Price Rs 450

Fountainhead of Jihad is one among the more important books on the nature of Jihad and Islamic extremism in recent times. There have been several in this genre, as interest quickens around the world on this subject. In the South Asian context, it is ....

Interaction with Daniele Mancini, Italian Ambassador to India

On 1st August 2013, VIF welcomed the Italian Ambassador to India, Daniele Mancini for an interaction session. Mr Ajit Doval, KC, Director VIF, initiated the interaction session by briefing Amb Mancini about the aims and achievements of th....

Talk by Dr. V Anantha Nageswaran on Recent Developments in the Indian and Chinese Economies

VIF welcomed Dr V Anantha Nageswaran, noted economist, author and its Visiting Fellow, on 1st August 2013 to speak on the myths and realities of China’s growth story and the Indian economic situation. Pointing out that it was China’s economy tha....

India-Bhutan Ties: New Delhi Got it Right

Many in India believe that we have failed in our policy towards our neighbours. For them the hall mark of any successful foreign policy is good relations with neighbours. Because we are so big, many think that we must make an extra effort to win the ....

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