Event Reports
Interaction with Prof. Hon-Shiang Lau on Tibet

On 13 April 2018, The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted Prof. Hon-Shiang Lau, a research scholar of Chinese history, whose research findings have been well received in Taiwan and Belgium. Prof Lau gave a presentation on ‘How...

Discussion on ‘India’s Security Concerns in the Indo-Pacific’

On 9th April 2018, The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) held a round table discussion on India’s security concerns in the Indo-Pacific. The panelists were Ambassador Rajiv Sikri, Ambassador Kanwal Sibal and Captain Gurpreet Khurana.

Panel Discussion on India’s Cultural Linkages

On 5 April 2018, a panel discussion on India’s cultural linkages was organized at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF). The panelists were Dr. Shashi Bala, Dean, Centre for Indology, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and Ms. Masooma Rizvi,...

Roundtable Discussion on ‘India-China Relations’

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a Round Table Discussion on ‘India-China Relations: Global, Regional and Bilateral Context’, including the economic issues. The speakers at the Round Table were:- Amb. Ashok Kantha,...

Interaction with Visiting Chinese Press Delegation

On 2nd April, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted twelve senior journalists and editors from China. These were senior editors and correspondents from reputed Chinese media outlets like the CCTV, Caixin, Global Times and The...

Interaction with Prof. Vijay Kant Karna, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, on ‘Indo-Nepal Relations under the New Government in Nepal’

An interaction on India-Nepal relations and future prospects was held at the VIF on 27 March, 2018, with Prof. Vijay Kant Karna as the lead speaker. The session began with opening remarks by Mr. Sahay who complemented the people of Nepal, the...

Address by H.E. Mr. Sameh Shoukry, Foreign Minister, the Arab Republic of Egypt, on ‘Regional Developments and Prospects of India- Egypt Relations

On the side lines of his recently concluded visit to India, H.E. Sameh Shoukry, Foreign Minister of the Arab Republic of Egypt, addressed a wide galaxy of foreign and security policy experts, including representatives from the government’s...

Interaction with India-Japan Friendship Exchange Council (FEC) Delegation from Tokyo, Japan

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted a distinguished delegation from India-Japan Friendship Exchange Council (FEC) from Tokyo during their 11th visit to India. The delegation was led by Mr Kenichi Watanabe, Vice Chairman of FEC...

Brainstorming Session on ‘India-Bhutan Relations and the Chinese Factor’

A brainstorming session on ‘India-Bhutan Relations and the Chinese Factor’ was conducted on 19 March, 2018. Director VIF, Dr. Arvind Gupta, delivered the opening remarks and laid out the context of India-Bhutan situation in the light of the...

Talk on Chinese Economy by Dr. Ananth Nageshwaran

On March 16th, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted the Singapore based Dr. Ananth Nageshwaran, a Distinguished Fellow at VIF. Dr. Nageshwaran gave a presentation on the current situation of the Chinese economy. Dr. Arvind Gupta,...

Vimarsha: ‘Changing Security Environment: The Role of Indian Army’, talk by General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff

At a public event, organised by the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on 13 Mar 2018 under the Vimarsha lecture series, General Bipin Rawat, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), spoke about India’s changing...

Interaction of Brig V Anand of the Vivekananda International Foundation, New Delhi, with students of MIT School of Government, Pune

On March 12, 2018, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted a group of teachers and students from the MIT School of Government, Pune. The session was chaired by Brig Vinod Anand. The other members on the panel were Shri RNP Singh (...

Interaction with Dr. James M. Dorsey on ‘Review of Major Conflicts in West Asia and the Way Forward’

On Mar 10th, 2018, Members of the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) faculty had an interactive session with Dr James M. Dorsey, Senior Fellow, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), discussing together major conflicts in...

‘Quad Plus’ Dialogue – Tokyo

A four-member team from the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) comprising Director, Dr. Arvind Gupta, Lt. Gen. Ravi Sawhney, Ambassador Anil Wadhwa and Dr. Harinder Sekhon participated in the Quad Plus Dialogue in Tokyo from March 4 to...

Interaction with Dr Sushmit Kumar on India’s Potential to become a Super Power

On 01 Mar 2018, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) invited Dr Sushmit Kumar, author of “The Modernisation of Islam and the Creation of a Multipolar World Order” (Booksurge, January 2008) for a discussion that hinged on exploring...

Discussion on Vivekananda International Foundation ‘History of Ancient India’ Series

In 2013, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) published the first five volumes of its multi-volume History of Ancient India Series. Three of the remaining six volumes are to come out shortly and the last three are scheduled to be out...

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