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Event Reports
Interaction with the Sichuan University Delegation

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted a Chinese delegation from Sichuan University, Chengdu, on 07 August 2018. The delegation was led by Associate Prof. Zeng Xiangyu and comprised of Associate Prof. Liu Jiawei, Zhang Chunyan, Zo...

Kashmir - Engagement of Youth through Sports

A talk by Mr Waheed-Ur Rehman Para was organised at Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on July 30, 2018. Mr Waheed who is active in the political and social scene in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, provided a firsthand review of the stat...

Prof Tai Ming Cheung’s Talk, ‘Understanding China's Progress in the Development of its Defence and Strategic Science, Technology and Innovation Capabilities’

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted Prof Tai Ming Cheung, an Associate Professor at the School and Director of the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), University of California. The talk was on ‘Understanding ...

Vimarsha: A Talk by Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, on ‘Urbanisation in India: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities’

Eminent speakers have addressed the public on varied subjects of importance to the nation and society from the Vimarsha platform. Keeping with this monthly tradition, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) invited Shri Hardeep Singh Puri...

Visit of Delegation from the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) to China

A VIF Delegation comprising of Director, Dr. Arvind Gupta, Lt Gen Ravi Sawhney, Ambassador Anil Wadhwa and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) representative at Shanghai, Sh Madhav Sharma, visited China from 16th-18th of July....

Book Discussion: ‘Naxalite Movement in India’ and Review of Present Status of LWE Movement, at the Vivekananda International Foundation, New Delhi

A programme on the current status of Left Wing Extremism (LWE) movement in India, based on the book “Naxalite Movement of India”, authored by Shri Prakash Singh, noted expert on internal security, former DG BSF and former DG Uttar Pradesh, w...

Roundtable on ‘Recent Developments in Nepal-China Relations: Implications’

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted a roundtable on ‘Recent Developments in Nepal-China Relations: Implications’. The key speaker, Mr. Sunil KC, CEO of Asian Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs, Kathmandu, touched ...

Book Release: ‘The Emergency: Indian Democracy’s Darkest Hour’, authored by Dr. A. Surya Prakash

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), on June 25th 2018, organised a book release ceremony for the release of the book, ‘The Emergency - Indian Democracy’s Darkest Hour’, penned by Dr. A. Surya Prakash, eminent political commenta...

Discussion on ‘India’s Recent Foreign Policy Moves in Wuhan, Sochi, Singapore and Qingdao’

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) held a Round Table Discussion on ‘India’s Recent Foreign Policy Moves in Wuhan, Sochi, Singapore and Qingdao’, with the Director, VIF, moderating the discussions. ...

Talk by Dr. Shashibala, Dean, Centre for Indology, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, on ‘Echoes of Indian Culture in China’

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a lecture cum discussion by Dr. Shashibala, Dean at the Centre of Indology, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan. The topic of the lecture cum discussion was ‘Echoes of Indian Culture in China’. Dr. Arvi...

Vimasha: Dr. Bibek Deb Roy’s talk on ‘Understanding the Ancient Indian Texts: Puranas and the Bhagavad Gita’

Dr. Bibek Deb Roy, eminent scholar and Chairman, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, gave a talk on the Bhagavad Gita. He announced at the outset that he would not deal with the ‘big things’ about the Gita—dharma, karma, ty...

Interaction with Mr. AKM Chowdhury of Bangladesh Nationalist Party

A Roundtable interaction with Mr. AKM Chowdhury, former minister of Commerce and a ranking leader of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) was organised at Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on June 8, 2018. ...

DP Singh’s talk on ‘Criminal Justice in India – Police and Prosecution Reforms’

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a talk on ‘Criminal Justice in India – Police and Prosecution Reforms’, delivered by Advocate DP Singh, who is also a visiting fellow at the VIF. The speaker touched upon the nuances...

Interaction with the South Korean Delegation

The VIF hosted a delegation from South Korea led by Mr. Lee Jung Deuk. Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director VIF, welcomed and delivered the opening remarks. Lt. Gen. Ravi Sawhney and Brigadier Vinod Anand attended the deliberations. The interaction was fo...

Round Table Discussion on Iran Nuclear Deal and its Implications on India

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) held a Round Table Discussion on “The Iran Nuclear deal and the Implications for India”. Former Ambassadors to the US, Iran and Middle East were invited to participate in this discussion for th...

Vimarsha: ‘Role of Indian Navy in Changing Security Environment’, Talk by Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) invited Admiral Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, the Chief of Indian Navy, for its monthly Vimarsha series of lectures on issues of contemporary and historical importance for India. A wide galaxy of securit...

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