Event Reports
India-Taiwan Strategic Dialogue

Leading a seven-member delegation of Taiwan’s Prospect Foundation, Dr. I-Chung Lai visited the VIF on 08 May 2017 for a joint strategic dialogue on India-Taiwan relations. The delegation comprised of Dr. Mumin Chen, Dr. Ming-Shih Shen, Richard...

Discussion on “Afghanistan: Emerging Strategic Re-Alignment”

The VIF hosted an internal discussion on ‘Afghanistan: Emerging Realignment’ on 04 May 2017. The purpose was to consider Afghanistan’s dwindling security environment and imperatives for India to hedge its bets against a resurgent Taliban...

Interaction with H.E. Dr. Sau Mohammad Al-Sati, Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to India

The VIF was privileged to host H.E. Dr. Sau Mohammad Al-sati, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia in India, for bilateral talks on 03 May 2017. The interaction began with General NC Vij, Director, VIF, highlighting the growing trajectory of India-Saudi...

Interaction with a visiting Delegation from Fudan University, China

A four-member delegation of Fudan University (China), led by Prof. Zhang Yi, Executive Vice Director, Fudan Development Institute (China), and comprising Prof. Sun Lijian, Prof. Shen Dingli, and Prof. Lin Minwang as members of the delegation,...

Conference on Internet Governance

Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Minister of Information Technology (IT), Electronics, and Law & Justice, Government of India, Ms. Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEIT), Dr. Gulshan Rai,...

Visit of a South Korean Delegation

The VIF, on 20 April 2017, hosted a six-member delegation from the Policy Planning Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of South Korea (ROK), to a bilateral interaction, encompassing a broad range of issues of mutual interests -...

VIF-Sichuan University Dialogue on Sino-Indian Relations

Asix-member delegation from Chengdu-based Sichuan University (China), led by Yang Wenwu, Senior Professor and Deputy Director, Institute of South Asian Studies (Sichuan University), and comprising Mr. Zhen Bo, Assistant Director, Institute of...

Interaction with H.E. Mr. Deep Kumar Upadhyay, Nepal’s Ambassador to India

Ahead of Nepalese President Ms Bidya Devi Bhandari’s scheduled visit to India later this month, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted H.E. Mr. Deep Kumar Upadhyay, Nepal’s Ambassador to India, for an interaction on ‘India-Nepal...

Conference on ‘Communicating India’

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), in collaboration with Prasar Bharati, Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library and University of Westminster (UK), held a day-long conference on ‘Communicating...

Interaction with a Delegation from Shanghai Institute of International Studies

Mr. Chen Dongxiao, President of the Shanghai Institute of International Studies (SIIS), accompanied with Dr. Liu Zongyi, Senior Fellow, SIIS, visited the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on 03 April 2017 for an interaction on issues...

India-Russia 70: VIF-RIAC Bilateral Dialogue and the Way Forward

With India and Russia barely two weeks away from celebrating their 70 years of bilateral ties, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), in collaboration with Moscow-based think tank Russian International affairs Council (RIAC), held a...

Vimarsha: Nation and Nationalism - Talk by Mr M J Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs

Mr M J Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs in the ruling NDA government, delivered a perceptive talk on ‘Nation and Nationalism’ at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on 27 March 2017. The talk was conducted , part of VIF’...

Interaction with Dr. Alinaghi (Kamal) Kharrazi, Iran’s Former Foreign Minister

Dr. Alinaghi (Kamal) Kharrazi, former Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, escorted by Ambassador Gholamreza, Iran’s present Ambassador to India, visited the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on 20 March 2017 for an...

National Workshop on Doubling Farmers’ Income through Scaling-up

In sync with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of doubling farmers’ income by 2022 when the country completes its 75 years of independence, the VIF, in collaboration with ICRISAT (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-...

Interaction with Prof. Baoz Ganor on Counter-Terrorism

On 14 March 2017, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) invited the globally renowned counter-terrorism expert, Prof. Bao Ganor, Founder & Executive Director of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism and Dean at the...

VIF Delegation in Washington DC

A delegation from the VIF comprising Director, General NC Vij, Lt Gen Ravi Sawhney. Ambassador Kanwal Sibal, Lt Gen Davinder Kumar and Dr. Harinder Sekhon visited Washington DC from 28 February 2017 to 04 March 2017 for the annual ‘Quad Plus...

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