Event Reports
Book Discussion by Bertil Falk, a Swedish author, on his book ‘Feroze: The Forgotten Gandhi’

A round table talk with Bertil Falk was organised by the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), on Oct 6, 2017, on his book ‘Feroze: The Forgotten Gandhi’. The author Bertil Folk is a Swedish author whose book was released last year. Th...

Round Table Discussion on ‘India-Bhutan Relations: Recent Developments and Implications’

The Dokalam crisis, i.e. the border stand-off between China and India, which had kept the bilateral ties between the two neighbouring countries on the boil for over two months, came to a peaceful resolution on Aug 28, 2017, with both sides disen...

A Talk on ‘India-Afghanistan Relations: Recent Developments and Implications’, by H.E. Salahuddin Rabbani, Foreign Minister of Afghanistan

H.E. Salahuddin Rabbani, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, concluded his three-day visit to India with a talk on ‘India-Afghanistan Relations: Recent Developments and Implications’, delivered at the Vivekan...

Discussion on China’s Emerging Global and Regional Strategy

Amb Ashok Kantha, India’s former Ambassador to China, led a round table session on ‘China’s Emerging Global and Regional Strategy’ at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on 24 Aug 2017. India’s former Foreign Secretary Amb K...

VIF signs MOUs with Uzbek Think Tanks

A delegation from Vivekanand International Foundation (VIF) visited Uzbekistan from 24th-31st August, 2017 for discussions with Uzbek Think Tanks. The visit took place immediately after a visit by a high powered Uzbek deleg...

A Round Table Discussion on ‘GST-Making India a Single Market’

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), on 23 Aug 2017, gathered a powerful battery of former top bureaucrats and economic policy experts including Mr. K.M. Chandrasekhar, former Cabinet Secretary, Mr. Rajeev Kher, former Commerce Secret...

SAMVAD-II: Dialogue for Peace, Harmony and Security - Global Initiative for Conflict Avoidance and Environmental Consciousness

It will be recalled that ‘SAMVAD’ is an initiative of Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) that was borne out of dialogue between the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The purpose was to adopt ...

A Discussion on the book ‘From Chanakya to Modi: The Evolution of India’s Foreign Policy’

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on 02 Aug 2017 organised a discussion on a recently published book on India’s foreign policy, ‘From Chanakya to Modi: The Evolution of India’s Foreign Policy’, authored by Dr. Aparna Pandey,...

Discussion on ‘Socio-Economic Solutions to the Maoist Problem'

On 31 July 2017, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a round table discussion on the Maoist Problem in India, focusing especially on its socio-economic dynamics. The panel assembled for the deliberations included policy expe...

Release of ‘VIF Perspective: Issues & Trends, 2017’

Hon’ble Shri Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Railways, Government of India, released the publication ‘VIF Perspective - Issues & Trends, 2017 : Securing India’, at a public event organised by the Vivekananda International Foundation on 27 Jul ...

Discussion on ‘India and the North West Indian Ocean Region: Bridging the Gulf

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on 14 Jul 2017 organised a two-part Round Table Discussion with a panel of eminent maritime security and foreign policy experts, including Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff, Vi...

Twenty-Five Years of India-Israel Relations: Achievements and prospects

In what could be seen as curtain-raising to the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi’s upcoming three-day visit to Israel, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of ...

Interaction with HE Queen Imaria Worlu, the High Commissioner of Nigeria to India

Her Excellency Queen Imaria Worlu, the High Commissioner of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to India, was invited to a discussion on ‘Strengthening and upgrading India-Nigeria relations: the way forward’, held at the Vivekananda Internationa...

Vimarsha: ‘China’s Belt, Road and India’ talk by Mr RN Ravi

On 14 Jun 2017, Mr RN Ravi, Chairman, Joint Intelligence Committee, Government of India, delivered an illuminating talk on “China's Belt Road and India" under the auspices of Vimarsha series of talks, delivered by persons ofeminence. The talk ...

Round Table Discussion on India-Bangladesh Relations

Following up on Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s highly successful and ‘historic’ visit to India undertaken in the month of April, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a Round Table Discussion (RTD) on 06 Jun 2...

Visit of a Delegation from the Royal College of Defence Studies, UK

Leading an eighteen-member delegation of the Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS), Maj Gen Simon Leslie Porter (Retd) from the UK, visited the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on 30 May 2017 for an interaction with the faculty. The ...

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