Neighbourhood Studies
VIF Delegation’s Visit to Colombo and Interaction with Pathfinder Foundation

A VIF delegation led Dr. Arvind Gupta, comprising of Lt Gen Ravi Sawhney and Dr Sreeradha Datta visited Colombo during 10-14 January. VIF’s think tank partner, the Pathfinder Foundation hosted the delegation and organized many of the interacti...

Round Table Discussion on Assessment of the Nepal Elections

On 19 December 2022, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a talk on “Assessment of the Nepal Elections”. Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VIF, gave the introductory remarks, followed by a presentation by Shri Jay Nishaant. Dr Gu...

Special Strategic Discussion- “Assassination attempt on Imran Khan and its Implications on India"

Vivekananda International Foundation organized a Special Strategic Discussion on the topic “Assassination attempt on Imran Khan and its Implications onIndia” on 9th November 2022. The event was attended by Shri S Gurumurthy, Chairman, VIF, ...

Discussion on Nepal’s Domestic Developments

On 18 October 2022, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a talk on “Nepal’s Domestic Developments”. Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VIF, gave the introductory remarks, followed by Shri Jay Nishaant's presentation. Dr Gupta st...

Discussion on Myanmar’s Relations with Its Neighbouring Countries

On 28 September 2022, the Vivekananda International Foundation organised a discussion on “Myanmar’s Relations with Its Neighbouring Countries”. Dr Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF gave the introductory remarks. Myanmar has experienced a fundame...

‘Round Table Discussion: India's Economic Engagement within its Neighbourhood’

On the 13th of June, 2022, The Vivekananda International Foundation organised a round table discussion on 'India's Economic Engagement within its Neighbourhood'. The session began with Dr Arvind Gupta's brief remarks on the nature and extent of ...

Talk on Evolving Situation in Sri Lanka

The Vivekananda International Foundation organized a talk on Economic Situation in Sri Lanka on 18 May 2022. The talk was chaired by Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director, Vivekananda International Foundation ...

Developments in Sri Lanka and Its Implications

Vivekananda International Foundation organized a virtual meeting on 11 April 2022 in the episode of the Strategic Discussion Series with the theme "Development in Sri Lanka and its implementation". The welcome address was given by Lt General ...

VIF Panel Discussion on Unfolding Developments in Afghanistan and its Implications for the Region

The key speakers in the session were Dr. Arvind Gupta, Major ASM Shamsul Arefin (Retd.), Lt General R K Sawhney (Ret.), Ambassador Jayant Prasad, Ambassador Satish Chandra, Dr. Sreeradha Datta, Ambassador Shamsher M. Chowdhury and Ambassador ...

India Nepal Economic Dialogue: Unleashing Potentials

In the ongoing VIF series on India and Its Neighbours, an interaction programme was organised on “India-Nepal Economic Dialogue: Unleashing Potentials” on 9 September 2021 in association with the Asian Institute of Diplomacy and Internationa...

Talk on "India and Maldives Bilateral Relations"

On 06 September 2021, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a talk on “India-Maldives-bilateral Relations”. India-Maldives relations had made progress in the last couple of years. These relations are backed by positive act...

India’s Engagement with Nepal and Bhutan: What can India do More?

Amidst rising tensions along India’s northern border, does India’s engagement with Nepal and Bhutan meet its strategic requirements, and what else can India do more? To discuss these questions, a webinar was organised on “India’s Engagem...

VIF Virtual Talk by H.E. Rahmatullah Nabil, former head of Afghanistan’s NDS

The complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan before September 11 is turning out to be a complicated affair. Taliban is gaining a strong foothold in Afghanistan. It has not shown any seriousness in negotiations over intra-Afghan dialog...

Discussion on Recent Developments in Myanmar: Implications for India

On 11 February 2021, VIF organised a discussion on ‘Recent Developments in Myanmar: Implications for India’. Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VIF, welcomed the participants and delivered the opening remarks followed by brief presentations by Amb Go...

Webinar on India-Nepal Relations: The Way Ahead

On 23rd November 2020 Vivekanand International Foundation India (VIF) and Asian Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs (AIDIA) organised a round table discussion on India-Nepal Relations. Director Dr Arvind Gupta chaired the session wh...

Discussion on Elections in Myanmar and India’s Way Forward

On 10 November, VIF organised a discussion on ‘Elections in Myanmar and India's Way Forward". Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VIF, welcomed the participants and delivered the opening remarks followed by brief presentations by Amb Gautam Mukhopadhya,...

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