National Security and Strategic Studies
Round Table Discussion on "An Indo-Centric Assessment of Chinese Military Capabilities and Options in the Near Future"

With China ostensibly scaling to new heights in military combat power every year and continuing with its assertive stance, especially around contested territories, increasingly grabbing international headlines, a Round Table Discussion was organ...

Round Table Discussion on Counter Measures against Naxalism

On Jun 19th, 2015, VIF hosted Lt. Gen VK Ahluwalia, formerly Army Commander Central Command, for a talk on ‘Counter Measures against Naxalism’, followed by a round table discussion. With General NC Vij, Director, VIF, presiding ov...

Ladakh Youth Delegation at VIF

A youth delegation from Ladakh visited VIF on October 9, 2014. Addressing the delegates, Lt Gen (Retd) R K Sawhney, Distinguished Fellow, VIF, urged them to preserve their rich heritage and culture. Citing his experience in Lhasa, Tibet, Lt Gen ...

Round Table on Cyber Security

The VIF held a Round Table Discussion on 18 Sep 2014 to examine the national perspective of cyber security in terms of social, economic, political and military dimensions....

Interaction with Students from North East India

An interaction was held with select students from the country’s North East region residing in Delhi, on 28 Feb 2014. The aim of the interaction was to reassure people from the region about their security in the wake of some recent untoward ...

Round-Table Discussion on Credibility of India’s Nuclear Deterrence

A Round-Table Discussion to deliberate upon the credibility of India’s Nuclear Deterrence especially in the light of Pakistan’s development of Tactical Nuclear Weapons (TNWs) was held at the VIF on 18 November 2013. The discussion was chaire...

Round Table Discussion on Chinese Intrusion in Ladakh

A meeting to discuss the implications of the Chinese intrusion in Ladakh was held at the VIF on 26 April 2013. Gen NC Vij, former COAS briefed a select group of former diplomats and Army officers on the issue. Among those present included Mr Aji...

Talk on Global Climate Change and India’s Maritime Interests

Ms Cleo Paskal, well known strategic analyst on maritime affairs, delivered a talk on 'The global climate changes and the resultant strategic challenges to maritime interests of India' at the VIF on January 17. During the talk, Paskal also hi...

Talk on ‘Sufism and Indian Islam’

A talk on ‘Sufism and Indian Islam’ by Hazrat Maulana Syed Mohammad Ashraf Sahab Kichhouchhawi, General Secretary, All India Ulama & Mashikh Board was held at Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on 23 Apr 2012. The event, which was or...

FUNCTION TO HONOUR ARMED FORCES MARTYRS

On the eve of Independence Day, a function to honour Armed Forces Martyrs was held at the VIF Auditorium at 1830h on 14 Aug 10. The Keynote Address was delivered by Gen V N Sharma PVSM, AVSM (retd), former Chief of the Army Staff (and younger br...

The Plight of Manipur

A delegation of intellectuals and prominent citizens from Manipur, led by Col(retd) H Bhuban Singh (former state minister and member of state Public Service Commission), Col (retd) Lokendra Singh, Mr Premananda Sharma (journalist), Bhavananda Si...

Managing Disasters

Gen N C Vij, Vice Chairman, National Disaster Management Authority, Government of India, delivered a talk at VIF on April 16 on “India's need, capacities and challenges of managing national disasters -- both natural and man-made”. Gen Vij al...

The Great Himalayan Watershed

A seminar was held at VIF on April 10, 2010 on “The Great Himalayan Watershed: Water Issues Impacting India- Perspectives and Challenges”. The seminar was organized in association with The Foundation for Non-violent Action. Speakers at the s...

Islamic Terrorists Pose Nuke Attack Danger: General Myers

Interaction with General Richard Myers, former Chairman of the joint chiefs of Staff, US Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States had an interaction with VIF security experts on 19 January 2010. ...

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