Event Reports
Interaction with Iranian Delegation

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted an interactive session with an Iranian delegation represented by Seyed Mohammd Kazem Sajjadpour, the President of Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS), a think-tank based ...

Interaction with Mr Jérôme Bonnafont, Ex-French Ambassador to India

The Head of the Department of Middle East and North Africa in the French Government spoke on China's Foreign Policy under Xi Jinping, demographics in the Middle East and realities of terrorism and war. He said that fighting terrorism has been on...

Seminar on Challenges of Migration

Organised in the backdrop of Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016 and its implications, the Seminar delved into such issues as citizenship by illegal means, serious social tensions created by it, and the genuine fear of the Assamese losing their iden...

Interaction with Delegation from the Korean National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA) and the Korean Institute of National Unification (KINU)

The interaction was devoted to the issues having bearing on India-South Korea bilateral relations and the regional order. The Indian side explained its position and apprehensions towards China’s Belt and Road Initiative violating India’s sov...

Impact of Global Economy on Geopolitics - Implications for India

A Panel Discussion at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) was organized on December 11, 2018, on the subject of ‘Impact of Global Economy on Geopolitics: Implications for India’. The panel comprised of eminent economists - Dr Arvi...

Dr. Shashi Bala’s Talk on ‘Silk Route: A Bridge between India and China’

In her fourth lecture of the series, Dr. Bala spoke about the small kingdoms situated on the Silk Routes that connected China and India through a vast expanse of desert. Kashgar as a centre of Vedic learning and Khotan as a centre of Buddhist le...

Interaction with Delegation from the Institute of National Security Strategy, South Korea

The interaction was focused on India-South Korea bilateral relations and the uncertainty in the regional security architecture. Criticality of the Korean Peninsula in stabilizing the Northeast Asian order, dichotomy between the peace and denucle...

Interaction with Institute of Democracy

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted an interaction with a senior delegation from the Institute of Democracy, South Korea, on November 22, 2018. The delegation was led by the director, Mr. Kim Minseok, who was formerly a member ...

Vimarsha: ‘State of the Economy: India and the World’, A Talk by Shri S. Gurumurthy, Chairman, VIF

Shri S Gurumutrthy, Member, Board of Governors, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), and Chairman, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), delivered an insightful talk on ‘The State of Economy: India and the World’ under the aegis of Vimarsha on...

Panel Discussion on Economy

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized a panel discussion on economy with Dr Roger Moser and Mr S. Gurumurthy on 15th November 2018. Dr Roger Moser is currently an Assistant Professor and the Director of Asia Connect Center at ...

BIMSTEC Think Tanks Dialogue on Regional Security

The first BIMSTEC Think Tanks Dialogue on Regional Security was held at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on 13-14 November 2018. Delegates from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Sri Lanka and BIMSTEC Secretariat ...

05, 06 & 08 November 2018 - Certificate Programme on ‘Introduction to Indian Strategic Thinking’

A workshop on strategic and security approaches of India was conducted when 26 students from all walks of life, and all parts of India, attended to gain insights and awareness of India’s proud history, heritage and culture. Diverse topics like...

Talk on ‘Chinese Masters in India’ by Dr. Shashi Bala

During her third lecture Dr. Shasi Balas spoke on Chinese pilgrims who came to India in search of Buddhist sutra texts and to pay homage to the sacred land. She spoke about Chinese monks Faxian, Zuanxang, Yijing and relatively less-known Chines...

National Workshop on ‘Earthquake Preparedness in India’

The VIF, the Policy Perspectives Foundation (PPF) and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) organised the workshop when a number of leading experts from across the country came together to deliberate on topics such as ea...

Interaction with the Heritage Foundation (Washington DC, USA)

The brainstorming session was devoted to Indo-US bilateral relations, developments in the South China Sea and Indo-Pacific, stabilising South Asia, and US-China relations. In bilateral domain, strengthening US-India defence cooperation, and issu...

Seminar on “Emerging India-Korea Relations: Convergence of India's Act East Policy and Korea's New Southern Policy" in collaboration with Embassy of Republic of Korea

The VIF, in collaboration with Embassy of the Republic of Korea in New Delhi, organised a seminar on “Emerging India-Korea Relations: Convergence of India's Act East Policy and Korea's New Southern Policy". The welcome remarks were delivered b...

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