Interactions/Discussions
Gītā for the Millennia (Lecture III)

On 2nd May 2022, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted the third talk on ‘Gītā for the Millennia’, an online talk series based on Śrīmad Bhagavad Gītā by Svāmī Mitrananda, Chinmaya Mission. In this discourse, Svāmīji co...

Interaction with Dr. Eldor Aripov, Director, Institute of Strategic and Regional Studies (ISRS), Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted Dr. Eldor Aripov, Director, Institute of Strategic and Regional Studies (ISRS), Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Dr. Aripov was accompanied by H.E. Mr. Dilshod Akhatov, Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekis...

‘Gītā for the Millennia’ (Lecture II)

On 18th April 2022, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted the second talk on ‘Gītā for the Millennia’; an online talk series based on Śrīmad Bhagavad Gītā by Svāmī Mitrananda, Chinmaya Mission. In his introductory remarks...

Discussion with Chairman DRDO on Self Reliance in Defence Technologies

VIF organised a round table discussion among Dr G Satheesh Reddy, the Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation), the strategic community and representatives from the private Indian def...

Briefing by RIAC for VIF Experts on the Developments in Ukraine

The Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) organized a briefing for experts at the Vivekananda International Foundation on the recent developments in Russia-West Relations and the escalating situation in and around Ukraine. The welcoming r...

VIF-CNAS Webinar on Space and Biotech

The VIF in collaboration with the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) of the U.S., has initiated a series of discussions on the potential for collaboration between the US and India on New and Emerging Technologies: Artificial Intelligence,...

‘Gītā for the Millennia’ by Swami Mitrananda

On 6th January 2022, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted ‘Gītā for the Millennia’; an online talk series based on Śrīmad Bhagavad Gītā by Swami Mitrananda, Chinmaya Mission. In his introductory remarks during the event, D...

Uzbekistan-India: Exploring New Horizons of Strategic Partnership

The VIF, in collaboration with the Embassy of Republic of Uzbekistan in India organised a virtual webinar on Uzbekistan-India: Exploring New Horizons of Strategic Partnership on 18 October. ...

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...

West Asia Experts Group Meeting

The West Asia Experts Group Meeting was virtually held on 4 August 2021 by the Vivekananda International Foundation, the discussion was focussed on India-Turkey Relations; Turkey’s Foreign Policy and its Regional role. The key speakers in t...

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...

Talk on China in Rajapakse 2.0: Ports and Geo-Political Challenges

On 02 August 2021, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a talk by Prof Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, author and Senior Advisor on Security and Geopolitics, Sri Lanka, on "China in Rajapakse 2.0: Ports and Geo-Political Challenges ...

Talk on Introduction to Mīmāṃsā and Vedānta Philosophy

On 16th July 2021, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized a lecture on ‘Introduction to Mīmāṃsā and Vedānta Philosophy’ by Prof Shashi Prabha Kumar, Dean, Sri Sankaracharya Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, ...

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...

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