Event Reports
Interaction with Swedish Delegation

A 17 member Swedish delegation led by Mr Henrik Haggstorm from the Swedish Armed Forces HQ interacted with the VIF faculty on 03 April 2014 on the regional and international security scenario. The Swedish delegation included Swedish Defence...

Interaction with Egyptian Ambassador to India

H.E. Khaled Ali Moustafa El-Bakly, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt interacted with members of the strategic community at the VIF on April 02, 2014. The Ambassador spoke on the current situation and the upcoming elections in Egypt. He...

Talk by French Ambassador to India HE Francois Richier

In his interaction with the VIF faculty on March 26, Ambassador of France to India H E Francois Richier began by identifying the similarities between India and France – above all, the commitment to maintaining strategic autonomy. This did not...

Vimarsha on Economic Potential of India’s Maritime Domain and Security Implications with Vice Admiral (Retd) Anup Singh, PVSM, AVSM, NM

Vice Admiral (Retd) Anup Singh, PVSM, AVSM, NM, former Commander in Chief, Eastern Naval Command, delivered a talk on 'Economic Potential of India's Maritime Domain & Security Implications', on 21st March 2014 at the Vivekananda...

Interaction with EU Ambassador to India

Vivekananda International Foundation hosted an interaction with His Excellency Mr. João Cravinho, Ambassador and Head of the Delegation of the European Union to India on 13 March 2014, under its ongoing series of interactions with Ambassadors...

Interaction with Dr. Hoang Anh Tuan from Vietnam

Dr. Hoang Anh Tuan, Director General, Institute for Foreign Policy and Strategic Studies, Hanoi accompanied by Dr Vo Xuan Vinh, Institute for South East Asian Studies, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences had an interaction with VIF faculty on 06...

Interaction with Students from North East India

An interaction was held with select students from the country’s North East region residing in Delhi, on 28 Feb 2014. The aim of the interaction was to reassure people from the region about their security in the wake of some recent untoward...

Doha Conference on Preparing for Afghanistan-2014

Scholars and strategic analysts from VIF, RUSI U.K., China Institute of Contemporary International Relations, China Institute for International Studies, China Academy of Social Sciences and other Chinese think tanks and Afghan experts came...

‘Defining Hindutva’ Released at VIF

‘Defining Hindutva’, authored by Amb O P Gupta, was released at the VIF on February 24, 2014 by Dr Mohan Rao Bhagwat, Sarsanghchalak, RSS in the presence of Ajit Doval, Director, VIF and Santosh Taneja, Coordinator, Sankalp. Listing out the...

Interaction with Professor Michael Wesley of Australian National University

At an interaction with the VIF faculty on February 18, 2014, Professor Michael Wesley from Australia spoke on a range of topics including Australia’s foreign policy towards Asia and South Asia, changing power dynamics in Asia and Australian...

Release of India Uninc

India Uninc, authored by noted economist Prof R Vaidyanathan, was released by former Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani, former Union Minister Dr Subramanian Swamy and Ajit Doval, Director, VIF at a function at the Foundation’s auditorium on...

Interaction with UK, MOD Team on Global Strategic Trends and Implications

A British team from Development of Concepts and Doctrine Centre of UK Ministry of Defence led by Brig. Matt Holmes made a presentation on ‘Global Strategic Trends: Setting the Strategic Context for Defence and Security’ and interacted with the...

Arun Shourie Releases Indra’s Net at VIF

Indra's Net - Defending Hinduism's Philosophical Unity, written by best selling author Rajiv Malhotra was released by noted author, journalist and scholar Shri Arun Shourie at an impressive function at the VIF on Wednesday, 29 January, 2014....

Interaction with the British High Commissioner to India

Vivekananda International Foundation hosted an interaction with the British High Commissioner to India, Sir James David Bevan KCMG, on 8th January 2014. The interaction was chaired by Vice Adm. (Retd) K. K. Nayyar and included retired senior...

Interaction with Prof Stephen Cohen

Prof Stephen Cohen, Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution interacted with members of the strategic community at VIF on 8 January 2014. He spoke on likely scenarios that could unfold in Afghanistan post the withdrawal of US troops and their...

Vimarsha on ‘Democracy and People’s Participation’ with Dr. S.Y.Quraishi

Vivekananda International Foundation welcomed Dr. S.Y.Quraishi, the former Chief Election Commissioner of India, to talk on “Democracy and People’s Participation” on 27 December under its monthly series of talks by eminent personalities,...

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