Speeches/Transcriptions/Presentations
Book discussion of the book titled ‘Towards a New India: Governance Transformed 2014-2019’ by Addl. Secy. Sh V Srinivas on 11 Mar 2020 at the VIF

Sh Amitabh Kant- CEO, NITI Aayog
Sh. Sudhir Bhargava, Former Chief Information Commissioner of India
Dr. Vinod Kumar Paul, Member, NITI Aayog

It gives me great pleasure...

Special Remarks by Director, VIF at ICWA Seminar on ‘India’s Arctic Policy’, 4th March 2020

India has a long history of association with the Arctic. It became a member of the Svalbard Treaty in 1920. In 1903, Bal Gangadhar Tilak published a book titled The Arctic Home in the Vedas...

Welcome Remarks by Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VIF during the 2-day seminar on “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam Revisited: Exploring India’s Soft Power Assets” on 03-04 Mar 2020

Sh Gurumurthyji,
Distinguished scholars & participants,
Distinguished guests,

It gives me pleasure to welcome you to the 2nd edition of our annual seminar on the general...

Talk delivered on Information Warfare in the Present Era by Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director VIF at Defence Services Staff College, Wellington (20 January 2020)

The world is undergoing a transition. Its main features are; uncertainty; diffusion of power; the emergence of multipolar world order; deepening of tech and economic driven globalization;...

Welcome Remarks by Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VIF during Vimarsh on “India’s Space Programme: Achievements and Prospects” by Dr Kiran Kumar, former Chairman ISRO on 17 Jan 2020

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to today’s Vimarsh talk on India’s Space Programme: Achievements and Prospects” by Dr Kiran Kumar, former Chairman ISRO

I would like to thank him...

Welcome Remarks by Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VIF during the Round Table Discussion on India-Central Asia Relations on 23 Jan 2020

Excellencies,

I would like to welcome and thank Amb. Yerlan Alimbaye V, Amb. of Kazakhstan; Amb. Asein Isaev, Ambassador of Kyrgyz Republic; Amb. Sulton Rahimzoda, Ambassador of...

Vimarsh on ‘Swami Vivekananda and National Regeneration’ by Pravrajika Divyanandaprana on 13 Jan 2020

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to today’s Vimarsh talk on Swami Vivekananda and National Regeneration by Pravrajika Divyanandaprana. This talk is dedicated to the birth anniversary of...

Round Table on ‘Global Nuclear Developments and India’s Policy Challenges’ at the VIF on 08 Jan 2020

Opening Remarks by Dr Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF

In today’s round table we intend to take stock of the global nuclear developments and identify the challenges for India and how it...

Welcome remarks by Dr Arvind Gupta, Director, Vivekananda International Foundation, at the Vimarsh talk on the release of the book Politics of Opportunism by RNP Singh, 27 December 2019.

It is my great pleasure to welcome you all to today’s function to release Mr. RNP Singh’s latest book titled Politics of Opportunism: Regional Parties, Coalitions, Centre-State Relations...

BIMSTEC Think Tanks Meeting, at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), 27-29 Nov 2019

Welcome Remarks by the Director, VIF

Amb PS Raghavan, Chairman NSAB, Excellency Mr. M Shahidul Islam, Secretary General of BIMSTEC, Ambassador Virander Paul, Joint Secretary (BIMSTEC,...

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