Event Reports
Launch of Red Revolution 2020 and Beyond: Strategic Challenges to Resolve Naxalism

Red Revolution 2020 and Beyond: Strategic Challenges to Resolve Naxalism authored by Lt Gen V K Ahluwalia, Army Commander, Central Command, was launched at a release function at the Vivekananda International Foundation on August 19, 2013. The...

Interaction with H.E Mr Stewart Beck, Canadian High Commissioner to India

On August 14, 2013, VIF welcomed the High Commissioner of Canada to India, H.E. Mr Stewart Beck. Mr Ajit Doval, KC, Director, VIF, commenced the interactive session by briefing Amb Beck about the objectives and achievements of the Foundation as...

Press Statement on India-Pakistan Relations by Members of India’s Strategic Community

Reports indicate that with the change of government in Pakistan and the exchange of visits by special envoys, the Government of India is prepared to resume the composite/comprehensive dialogue with Pakistan, interrupted since January this year...

Interaction with H. E. Mr Prasad Kariyawasam

On August 8, 2013, VIF welcomed the Sri Lankan High Commissioner to India, His Excellency Mr. Prasad Kariyawasam for an interaction on various aspects of relations between India and Sri Lanka.

Seminar on Pakistan after Elections and Prospects of relations with India

Vivekananda International Foundation organized a two day seminar on “Pakistan after elections and prospects of relations with India” on August 5-6, 2013. The first day began with a keynote address by Amb K S Bajpai, former Indian Ambassador to...

Talk by Dr. V Anantha Nageswaran on Recent Developments in the Indian and Chinese Economies

VIF welcomed Dr V Anantha Nageswaran, noted economist, author and its Visiting Fellow, on 1st August 2013 to speak on the myths and realities of China’s growth story and the Indian economic situation. Pointing out that it was China’s economy...

Interaction with Daniele Mancini, Italian Ambassador to India

On 1st August 2013, VIF welcomed the Italian Ambassador to India, Daniele Mancini for an interaction session. Mr Ajit Doval, KC, Director VIF, initiated the interaction session by briefing Amb Mancini about the aims and achievements of the...

Vimarsha: Institutional Subversion in India –Implications for the Nation & its Security with Mr Mahesh Jethmalani

VIF organized Vimarhsa on Saturday, July 20, 2013, where senior advocate Mahesh Jethmalani dwelt at length on the topic ‘Institutional Subversion in India – Implications for the Nation and its Security’. In his introductory remarks, Ajit Doval...

Seminar on Defence Procurement Procedures 2013

Towards Expeditious Procurement and Indigenisation Despite several initiatives undertaken by the Government, the stated goal of self reliance in defence production still remains elusive. One of the main reasons is that for too long India has...

VIF Interaction with the Iranian Ambassador to India, HE Mr. Gholam Reza Ansari

VIF welcomed the Iranian Ambassador to India, HE Mr. Gholam Reza Ansari for an interaction on 28th June 2013. Amb Ansari candidly expressed his views on India-Iran relations, Iranian Presidential elections and Iranian foreign policy with...

Vimarsha: Conflict along India-China Border: Myth & Reality with Mr. R N Ravi, former Special Director, IB

VIF organized its monthly series of talks by eminent persons, Vimarsha on 28th June 2013 where Mr. R N Ravi, former Special Director of the Intelligence Bureau, was invited to speak on the Conflict along India-China Border.

Interaction with Mr David McKean

On 25 June 2013, Mr David McKean, Director of Policy Planning in the US Department of State and Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State called on Mr Ajit Doval, KC, Director, VIF in his office to discuss issues of mutual concern to the US and...

VIF JINF Joint Study Launched - Framework for Indo-Japanese Strategic Partnership and Cooperation

Vivekananda International Foundation released a Study on “Framework for Indo-Japanese Strategic Partnership and Cooperation”, jointly conducted with the Japan Institute for National Fundamentals (JINF) on 4th June 2013 at the VIF premises.

Vimarsha on Islamic Radicalism in South Asia – Implications for India: A talk with Shri Hiranmay Karlekar

On 28th May 2013, VIF organized Vimarsha, where eminent author and columnist Hiranmay Karlekar delivered an enlightening lecture on “Islamic Radicalism in South Asia – Implications for India”. The session was chaired by Ajit Doval, KC,...

Visit of Delegation from RCDS, UK to VIF

A 20 member delegation from the Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS) visited the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on 14 May, 2013 for a Round Table Discussion that covered a wide range of issues. The RCDS delegation was led by Air...

Interaction with an Academic Delegation from Taiwan

On 02 May 2013, VIF hosted an interaction session with a delegation from Taiwan. Indo-Taiwan relations, Taiwan-China relations, Indo-China relations, and the US policy of rebalancing in Asia were some of the agendas for discussion. The session...

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