Visit to Iran by VIF

The VIF-IPIS Joint forum on India-Iran cooperation in Post-JCPOA held its first meeting in Tehran from March 5 to 8, 2016. The Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) is part of the Centre for International Research and Education (CI....

Losing Territories, the new challenge for Daesh

For an outfit like the Islamic State or Daesh, which swears by its ambition to establish a global Caliphate, loss of territory is definitely a setback. A US-based information agency estimated that between 1 January and 14 December 2015, Daesh’s ....

Buddhism as a Science: A Talk by Robert Thurman

Robert Thurman, an internationally acclaimed American Buddhist scholar specializing in Asiatic religions, especially Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, also recognized as one of the twenty-five most influential Americans of 1997 by Time, visited the Vivekananda ....

पार्लियामैंट की आचरण कमेटी-माल्या और राहुल गांधी के घोटाले

मुझे पूरा विश्वास है कि देशवासी लोकसभा और उसकी मर्यादा को देखकर मुस्कुरा रहे होंगे। विश्वास की....

Consolidate Domain Knowledge of Personnel to Execute Defence Procurement Policy 2016

In keeping up with its recognition that ‘self-reliance in defence is of vital importance for both strategic and economic reasons’, the government has released the much anticipated Defence Procurement Policy (DPP) in March 2016. The DPP gives top ....

मोदी की सऊदी अरब यात्रा : जितना बताया गया उससे कहीं ज्यादा महत्वपूर्ण

ऐसा प्रतीत होता है कि प्रधानमंत्री मोदी के सलाहकारों ने उनके विरोधियों द्वारा उनकी विदेश यात्�....

Have The Chinese Core Interests Increased?

Preface The term “Core Interests” caught the world’s attention in the early part of the present century on account of China repeatedly using this term on varied occasions in different contexts. While initially, the Chinese only spoke of....

भारतीय सेनाओं की छवि को चुनौती-सींग से पकड़े

मैं शुरू में ही पाठकों को बताना चाहता हूँ कि यह लेख समस्या को ज्यादा उजागर करेगा उसके हल के बजाय, ....

Afghanistan: Heading for A Meltdown?

Notwithstanding the charade of a new peace/reconciliation move by the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) comprising the villain-in-chief Pakistan, victim-in-chief Afghanistan, financier-in-chief USA and bystander-cum-freeloader-in-chief China, th....

Interaction with China’s Ambassador to India H.E. Le Yucheng

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted outgoing Chinese Ambassador H.E. Le Yucheng for a farewell cum interaction on India-China relations on 05 April 2016. A few of India’s leading strategists associated with the VIF, including seni....

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