Event Reports
Vimarsha: DRDO’s Achievements in Defence Indigenization

On, Dr G. Satheesh Reddy, Secretary, Department of Defence and Chairman DRDO was invited for a talk on ‘Achievements in Defence Indigenization’ under the aegis of the Vivekananda International Foundation’s Vimarsha lecture series. ...

Release of Book ‘Caste as a Social Capital’ by Prof. R Vaidyanathan

A seminal book, namely, ‘Caste as a Social Capital’, revisiting Caste as playing an important role in promoting economic growth, written by Professor R Vaidyanathan was released on 9th April 2019 at the Vivekananda International Foundation (...

Understanding China’s Belt and Road Initiative

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a seminar on 8 April, 2019, on ‘Understanding China’s Belt and Road Initiative’. The deliberations were divided in three broad themes: Aims and Drivers of the Belt and Road Initiativ...

VIF- Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) Conference, Moscow

The theme of the conference was ‘Global Strategy and Foreign Policy Priorities in India-Russia Relations’, wherein various positives and road blocks in bilateral and multilateral were discussed. The discussion also focused on US, China, S...

Indo-Myanmar Dialogue

A four member delegation from top think tanks of Myanmar discussed various issues under bilateral as well as regional ambit. Bilateral discussions ranged from social, economic and security issues, India’s ‘neighbours first’ policy, connect...

Trilateral Dialogue: India-Bangladesh-Myanmar

A trilateral dialogue comprising of delegation from Bangladesh, Myanmar and VIF experts examined the possibilities of closer bilateral and regional ties through economic, strategic, cultural and maritime cooperation. Possibilities of strengtheni...

Visit of the African Media Delegation

Thirty Journalists/Editors from different African countries visited the VIF to familiarise with the socio-political and economic facet of the India society. Centered on the seven decades of shared political and economic relations as well as Indi...

Indo-Bangladesh Bilateral Dialogue

A three member Bangladesh delegation led by former foreign secretary Chowdhury highlighted several of the positive developments along with the outstanding issues that remain between the two neighbours. Views on issues of connectivity corridors, ...

Book Discussion on The Borderlands and Boundaries of the Indian Subcontinent, by Padma Shri Professor Dilip K. Chakrabarti

A distinguished panel of scholars and VIF faculty participated in examining the basic elements of geographical, historical, economic and religious interactions between the accepted outer boundary line of the Indian sub-continent and the major ge...

UIHC Lecture Series, ‘Hindu Studies in India and Abroad: Problems & Prospects’, by Swami Narasimhananda

Swami Narasimhananda, monastic member, Ramakrishna Math & Mission, and Editor, Prabuddha Bharata, monthly journal of the Ramakrishna Order started in 1896 by Swami Vivekananda, gave a talk on ‘Hindu Studies in India and Abroad: Problems...

Talk on 'Jammu & Kashmir: The Big Picture', by Lt General Syed Ata Hasnain

Lt General Syed Ata Hasnain, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM (Bar), VSM (Bar), former General Officer Commanding of Srinagar based 15 Corps and former Military Secretary was invited to disseminate his knowledge on Jammu and Kashmir in the March edition of ...

Interaction with Bangladesh Delegation

A delegation of 17 young Members of Bangladesh Parliament interacted with the VIF faculty covering a wide gamut of bilateral issues. While acknowledging India’s interest in generation of many infrastructure development and small development p...

‘Dealing with India’s Cyber-security Challenges’, Interaction with Dr Prasanna Mulgaonkar, CEO Cloud Raxak Inc.

The VIF invited Dr Prasanna Mulgaonkar, CEO, ‘Cloud Raxak’, to an interactive discussion on measures to deal with cyber-security challenges in cyber space, particularly in context to India. The important points have been highlighted in subse...

UIHC Lecture Series, ‘Debates on Ancient India’ by Prof. Dilip K Chakrabarti

Prof. Dilip K. Chakrabarti, recently awarded with the honour of ‘Padma Shree’, Professor Emeritus of South Asian Archaeology, University of Cambridge and Distinguished Fellow, VIF, gave a talk on ‘Debates on Ancient India’, as part of th...

The Quad Plus Think Tank Dialogue in Sydney, Australia, 20-21 February, 2019

The Quad Plus think tanks dialogue was held in Sydney from 20-21 Feb, 2019. Participants were the hosts Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), along with Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), India, Japan Institute of International...

Think Tank Dialogue on the Quadrilateral Grouping: The ‘Quad-Plus Dialogue’- 2019, Sydney, Australia, February 19-21, 2019 (Report)

(A Track 1.5 dialogue hosted by think tanks from Australia, India, Japan, and the U.S., and Quad-Plus Partner France) Participants: Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), Japan Institute for International Affairs (JIIA), The Heritage F...

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