Event Reports
Interaction with Maulana Fazlur Rehman

Maulana Fazlur Rehman, former leader of the opposition in the National Assembly of Pakistan and chief of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUIF) visited VIF on February 16, 2011. He was accompanied by the former Tourism Minister, Attaur Rehman and Senat...

Seminar Report: Perspectives on Transforming India-Central Asia Engagement, Prospects and Issues

Central Asia has a been of immense geopolitical significance for centuries, whether it was Tsarist Russia or Soviet Union and now the current world order after the demise of the Soviet Union, Central Asia continues to play an important role in...

US Assistant Secretary of State Andrew J. Shapiro Interacts with VIF Faculty

US Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Andrew J. Shapiro visited VIF on February 11, 2011 for an interaction with senior members of the Foundation. A range of issues, including the strategic dimension of the India...

Breaking India-Western Interventions in Dravidian and Dalit Faultlines

‘Breaking India – Western Interventions in Dravidian and Dalit Faultlines’a book jointly authored by Rajiv Malhotra, chief of the Princeton based Infinity Foundation and a Distinguished Fellow, Vivekananda International Foundation (...

Seminar on ‘Aerospace Leadership in the Coming Decades’

Inaugural Session The Conference commenced with the Opening Address by Air Cmde Jasjit Singh AVSM VrC VM (retd.), Director, Centre for Air Power Studies, followed by Keynote Address by Air Marshal KJ Mathews AVSM YSM, Commander-in...

Vision India 2025: Need for Legal, Judicial and Constitutional Reforms with Mr Sorabjee

VIF Director Mr Ajit Doval welcomed the gathering with an appetising statement that changing situations require new paradigms and increasing conflicts can be resolved through laws. Mr Sorabjee began his talk by outlining the grand vision of the ...

Recent Developments in Nepal - The Way Forward

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi (India) organized a Seminar on ‘Recent Developments in Nepal - The Way Forward’ on 6-7 January 2011 at the VIF Conference Room, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. The two-day program was inaugurate...

India Ignored Central Asia for Too Long: Dr. KN Pandita

India has ignored Central Asian Region for too long and it always looked at the region through Moscow opined Dr. Kashi Nath Pandita, an eminent intellectual and well known central Asian expert. He was delivering a talk on the subject ‘Iran and...

A Discussion with Japan Institute for National Fundamentals

A delegation from Japan Institute for National Fundamentals interacted with VIF on 16 December 2010. The delegation comprised Vice President Dr Tadae Takubo, Mr Katsuhiko Takaike, Mr Yoshito Ogura, Mr Yoichi Shimada, Mr Yujiro Oiwa, Mr Hironobu ...

The Ayodhya debate was unnecessary a talk by Shri. Koenraad Elst

The Ayodhya debate was unnecessary: Koenraad Elst The talk ‘Ayodhya Verdict : How the History will judge it?’ was delivered by Shri Koenraad Elst, the noted indologist and historian, at Vivekananda International Foundation on 14th ...

American Foreign Policy Experts Interact with VIF

A discussion with a delegation of American foreign policy experts from the Washington based think-tanks Foreign Policy Initiative and the German Marshall Fund was held on 6 December 2010 at 2.30 p.m. at the VIF. The group consisted of William Kr...

Britain Stands with Rising India: Dr Liam Fox

Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP, the British Secretary of State for Defence, delivered a talk on ‘UK Strategic Defence and Security Review’ at VIF on 22 November 2010. Mr Ajit Doval, Director of VIF welcomed the gathering. Dr Fox began with a statemen...

Interaction with Cross-Strait Interflow Prospect Foundation of Taiwan

VIF held an interaction on 12 November 2010 with a multi-disciplinary team of researchers from Taiwan led by Mr. Wen Hua Tzen and accompanied by Taiwan’s Representative in India Mr. Wenchyi Ong. Ambassador Satish Chandra, former Deputy Nationa...

India’s Role in Emerging Paradigm: A talk with Ma. P. Parameshwaranji, President of Vivekananda Kendra

Salient excerpts of the speech by Ma. P. Parameshwaranji, President of Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari at Vivekananda International Foundation, New Delhi on 25th October 2010. Paradigm is among those alien idioms which enter...

Ethnic Reconciliation and Nation Building in Sri Lanka

Book Release and Panel Discussion The Indian Centre for South Asian Studies and the Centre for Asian Studies in collaboration with the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), released a book entitled “Ethnic Reconciliation and Na...

Education As A Fudamental Right And Means To Nation Building: A talk by Mr. Sushil Tripathi, former Secretary Education

Mr. Sushil Tripathi, former Secretary Education spoke on the subject of “Education as a Fundamental Right and Means to Nation Building”, at the VIF Auditorium on 28 September 2010. Introducing the speaker and the subject, the Director, Mr. D...

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