Event Reports
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...

20 - 22 Feb 2019 - VIF Workshop for Foreign Diplomats on ‘Introduction to India’s Strategic Thinking’

In an endeavour to introduce foreign diplomats posted in India to the conceptual frameworks and thought processes in the light of India’s cultural moorings and traditions that go into crafting of foreign and security policies, 47 foreign diplo...

Panel discussion on the book, ‘Portraits of Hindutva: From Harappa to Ayodhya’, authored by Shri Rajesh Singh

The discussion traced the evolution of the Hindutva phenomenon since the Vedic period to the present, and recorded the contributions of key great personalities to its growth which led to the proliferation of Hindutva (but not anti-others) sentim...

‘Digital Innovation and Disruption in India’, Talk by Dr. Gulshan Rai

With the recitation of peace mantra, the monthly tradition of Vimarsha was flagged off on 11th February 2019, at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) with a discussion on ‘Digital Innovation and Disruption in India’, which was spea...

VIF-JINF Seminar on ‘India-Japan Partnership in an Uncertain Era’

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized a seminar on 6th February 2019 for a senior delegation visiting from Japan Institute of National Fundamentals (JINF) led by President Yoshiko Sakurai. The seminar was attended by senior re...

Interaction with the Tsinghua University, Beijing

The VIF hosted a 23 member delegation from the Tsinghua University, Beijing on 30 January 2019. The delegation was visiting India as a part of O. P. Jindal Global University-Tsinghua India Immersion Programme. Dr Arvind Gupta, Director, delivere...

Vivekananda International Foundation’s (VIF) Interaction with Maldives Delegation

On 29th of January 2019, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted an interaction with a delegation from the Maldives. The Maldives’ delegation was led by Mohamed Jameel Ahmed, former Vice President of the Maldives. Other members o...

Interaction with Delegation from Vietnam National University

The VIF scholars discussed the salient points of India-Vietnam bilateral relations, India’s Act East Policy, the Indo-Pacific perspective, Indo-Vietnam Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, defense cooperation and people-to-people understanding...

Interaction with Delegation from Research Institute of Indian Ocean Economies, Kunming, China

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted a delegation from the Research Institute of Indian Ocean Economies (RIIO), Kunming, China, led by Prof. Zhu Cuiping and comprised of Dr Liu Peng, Dr Li Yanfang and Dr Zhong Ai. The. Dr Arvind...

Panel Discussion on ‘Swami Vivekananda and Nation Building’

In order to commemorate Swami Vivekananda’s 156th birth anniversary this year, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized a panel discussion on ‘Swami Vivekananda and Nation Building’ on 17th January 201...

Seminar on ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: Relevance of India’s Ancient Thinking to Contemporary Strategic Reality’

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized an important seminar ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: Relevance of India’s Ancient Thinking to Contemporary Strategic Reality’ in collaboration with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations ...

Interaction with the China Institute of Maritime Economy and Technology

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted a delegation from the China Institute of Maritime Economy, Beijing, by Mr. Zhijun Yang, the other members of the delegation were Mr. Bin Li, Mr. Yu Wang and Mr. Yang Bo. The opening remarks ...

Interaction with Prof. Wang Dong, Secretary General, Pangoal Institution, Beijing

On 14 January 2019, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted Prof. Wang Dong, Secretary-General, Pangoal Institution, Beijing. The Prof. exchanged ideas on the potential for enhanced India-China cooperation with the VIF faculty and ...

Interaction with Hon'ble Jason Clare, MP, Australia

The interaction with the Member of Parliament and Shadow Minister of Trade and Investment covered a gamut of issues impacting the regional and Indo-Australia bilateral relations and importance of economic component in strategic relations....

Vimarsha: ‘India’s North-East: From Periphery to the Core’

As a part of Vivekananda International Foundatio’s (VIF) longest running series of lectures, Vimarsha, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, Minister of Finance and Health, Government of Assam, was invited to deliberate upon India’s strategically importan...

Interaction with Prof. John Lee

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted Prof. John Lee of the Hudson Institute, Washington, who spoke on ‘Responding to China's Foreign Policy under Xi Jinping’. Dr Arvind Gupta delivered the opening remarks. ...

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