Event Reports
Managing Disasters

Gen N C Vij, Vice Chairman, National Disaster Management Authority, Government of India, delivered a talk at VIF on April 16 on “India's need, capacities and challenges of managing national disasters -- both natural and man-made”. Gen Vij al...

The Great Himalayan Watershed

A seminar was held at VIF on April 10, 2010 on “The Great Himalayan Watershed: Water Issues Impacting India- Perspectives and Challenges”. The seminar was organized in association with The Foundation for Non-violent Action. Speakers at the s...

Challenges to India's Internal Security

April 2, 2010 ...

Dalai Lama enthralls a packed gathering of eminent citizens at VIF auditorium

His Holiness Dalai Lama addressed a packed gathering of diplomats, intellectuals and eminent citizens in the auditorium of the Vivekananda International Foundation on 20 March 2010. In the talk, jointly organised by Vivekananda Internaitonal Fou...

Climate Change Negotiations : The Challenge for Indian Diplomacy a talk by Shyam Saran, former Foreign Secretary

(Talk delivered by Shyam Saran, former foreign Secretary and till recently Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on Climate Change at VIF on 19 March 2010) ...

John Negroponte visits VIF

Former US Deputy Secretary of State and Director, National Intelligence, John Negroponte visited Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on Wednesday, March 17, 2010, to interact with the senior faculty and scholars of VIF and a few seasoned ...

Afghanistan Beyond the London Conference

A two-day seminar was organized by the VIF on March 11-12, 2010 that turned a laser beam focus on various security, strategic and foreign policy aspects of Afghanistan after the London Conference. The seminar “Afghanistan Beyond the London ...

India Begins From Arunachal, Does Not End With It

Speakers from Arunachal Pradesh at a seminar on “The Land of the Rising Sun: Arunachal” today evening stressed on the urgent need for faster integration of the state into the national mainstream and warned of lurking dangers – from miss...

Arunachal has world’s largest Shivlingam

Alluding to a prophecy in the Shiv Puran, former Arunachal MP and Congress leader Kiren Rijuju on Saturday said that the world’s largest Shivlingam has been discovered in the state. “The discovery of more than 22 feet tall lingam was made...

No place is better than India for Muslims : Maulana Mahmood Madani

Democracy is the greatest virtue and strength of India and no place is better for the Muslims than India, Maulana Mahmood Madani, Leader of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, who is also the member of the Rajya Sabha, said on February 21, 2010 evening whil...

Media and National Interest : Swapandas Gupta

The eminent journalist Swapandas Gupta rendered an exposition of the Indian media and its commitment to national interest by his talk ‘Media and National Interest’ on 31st January 2009 at Vivekananda International Foundation....

China: Dimensions of Threats to India: Dr. Subramanian Swamy

The former Union Minister and China scholar, Dr. Subramanian Swamy, delivered a talk at the VIF auditorium, Chanakyapuri,  New Delhi on the topic of ‘China: Dimension of Threats to India’. The talk was a part of the monthly discus...

4th Netaji Subhash Memorial Lecture

The fourth in the Annual Netaji Subhash Memorial lecture series on Netaji’s birth anniversary – January 23 was organized at FICCI on 23 Jan 2010 by Netaji Subhash Bose – INA Trust with active support from Vivekananda International Found...

Netaji and INA: Key Catalysts of India’s Freedom

A presentation by Major Gen G D Bakshi, Deputy Director (Research), VIF Major Gen G D Bakshi deliberated on ‘Netaji and Indian National Army(INA): Key catalysts of India’s freedom’ with a presentation on 22nd January 2010, the ...

Islamic Terrorists Pose Nuke Attack Danger: General Myers

Interaction with General Richard Myers, former Chairman of the joint chiefs of Staff, US Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States had an interaction with VIF security experts on 19 January 2010. ...

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