Event Reports
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 missionaries...

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 a few...

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 while...

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 discussion series,...

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 Foundation,...

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 eve of Netaji’s...

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.

The Rise of Indian Military Power & Evolution of an Indian Strategic Culture a book by Major Gen G D Bakshi

‘The Rise of Indian Military Power & Evolution of an Indian Strategic Culture’ a book by Major Gen G D Bakshi was launched by General Shankar Roychowdhury at the VIF auditorium on December 17, 2009. The book does a detailed examination of...

Interaction with Michael Chertoff, Former United States Secretary of Homeland Security

Michael Chertoff, former United States Secretary of Homeland Security and Paul A. Schneider, former Deputy Secretary for the US Department of Homeland Security discussed various aspects of internal security with VIF security experts.

Michael Chertoff speaks on global security challenges

Michael Chertoff, former US Homeland Security Secretary, spoke at VIF on the subject of ‘Global Security Challenges - Lessons of the Past year’ on 7th December 2009. Introducing the speaker, VIF Director Ajit Doval in his introductory remarks...

Inauguration of VK Bhawan and Vivekananda International Foundation

Vivekananda International Foundation and Vivekananda Kendra Bhawan were inaugurated on December 1, 2009 by Mata Amritananda Mayi and Justice M N Venkatachaliah, the former Chief Justice of India. P. Parameshwaran, the President of Vivekananda...

Indian Strategic thought and military traditions a talk with Major Gen Bakshi

Vimarsh, the monthly talk was held on 26th November 2009 at Vivekananda International Foundation. Major Gen Bakshi delivered the talk on ‘Indian Strategic thought and military traditions’.

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