Event Reports
Discussion on ‘Emergency: Darkest Hour in Indian Democracy’,

A discussion was held at the VIF on 24th June 2019 on the eve of 34 years since the declaration of the National Emergency in India. The idea behind was to retell stories related to Emergency - considered as one of the darkest periods in the...

VIF Capsule for Defence Attaches Designates and their Spouses

VIF organized a one day capsule for 14 India’s Defence Attaches designates who have been assigned to various Indian Embassies abroad. It was also the first time that spouses of the Defence Attaches (DAs) also attended the capsule. This was much...

Interaction with Korean National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA)

The Vivekananda International Foundation organized a closed-door interaction with a visiting delegation from the Korean National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA), South Korea on 14 June 2019. The interaction covered a gamut of issues from the emerging...

Vimarsha : New Templates For India’s National Security Management

On 13 June 2019, Ambassador PS Raghavan, Chairman, National Security Advisor Board (NSAB) delivered a monthly Vimarsha lecture on ‘New templates for India’s National Security Management’ at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF). Dr...

Talk on Buddhist Monasteries and Temples in Ancient Capitals of China

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a lecture by Dr. Shashibala, Dean at the Centre of Indology, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi. The topic of the lecture was ‘Buddhist Monasteries and Temples in Ancient Capitals of China...

Interaction with the Delegation from the Prospect Foundation

The Vivekananda International Foundation hosted a delegation from the Prospect Foundation, Taipei led by Dr Mark Tan-sun Chen. The other members of the delegation were Dr Joanne Jaw-ling Chang Chyou, Dr Arthur Shufan Ding, Dr Ming-fang Tsai, Dr...

Talk by H.E. Sidharto Suryodipuro, Ambassador of Indonesia to India

On 27th May Vivekanand International Foundation hosted the Ambassador of Indonesia to New Delhi, H.E. Sidharto Suryodhipuro. The Ambassador delivered a talk on ‘Indonesia and the Indo-Pacific’. The gist of his talk is given in the succeeding...

Talk on ‘Faith and Empire-Tombs to Temples in China’

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a lecture by Dr. Shashibala, Dean at the Centre of Indology, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi, the topic of the lecture being, ‘Faith and Empire-Tombs to Temples in China’. Dr. Arvind...

Round Table at the VIF on Elections 2019 by Dr. A. Surya Prakash, Chairman, Prasar Bharti

During the course of the elections, Dr. A Surya Prakash visited the states of Karnataka, Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal to understand how the people were voting. He shared his impression and insight during two round...

Seminar on ‘Shipping, Ship-ownership and Shipbuilding in India: Policies, Praxis and Prospects’

A seminar was organised on the above topic on May 16, 2019 at the Vivekananda International Foundation, New Delhi. It was a sequel to ongoing discussions on the need for greater impetus on the shipping, ship-ownership and shipbuilding sector of...

Round Table Discussion on Sri Lanka: Reeling Under the Attack

A round table discussion (RTD) was held on 16th May 2019 at the VIF to discuss the recent terror attacks in Sri Lanka. The discussants included Major General Ashok Mehta, Dr Adil Rashid, Dr Smruti Pattanaik, Prof S D Muni, Dr Sreeradha Datta,...

China-India Interaction from Bilateral to Regional Level, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

The Center for South Asia-West China Cooperation and Development Studies (SAWCCAD) and the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, organised a conference on ‘China-India Interaction: From Bilateral to...

Round Table Discussion on Elections-2019

A round table discussion was held at the VIF to discuss the various aspects of Election 2019. Dr A Surya Prakash, Chairman Prasar Bharti, led the discussions.

Release of VIF Task Force Report: Towards More Effective Education: Emergence of STEM Education in India

On 22 April 2019, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) released the Task Force Report on “Organisation of STEM Education in India”. The task force report was released by Dr. V K Saraswat, former chairman Defence Research &...

Interaction with China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR)

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted a delegation from China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR), Beijing. The delegation consisted of researchers from various institutes of CICIR. The following were the...

Talk on ‘The Role of the Buddhist Master Kumarajiva in India-Chinese Relations’

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a lecture by Dr. Shashibala, Dean at the Centre of Indology, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi. The topic of the lecture was ‘The Role of the Buddhist Master Kumarajiva in Indo Chinese...

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