Event Reports
Talk on Chinese Economy by Dr. Ananth Nageshwaran

On March 16th, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted the Singapore based Dr. Ananth Nageshwaran, a Distinguished Fellow at VIF. Dr. Nageshwaran gave a presentation on the current situation of the Chinese economy. Dr. Arvind Gupta, D...

Vimarsha: ‘Changing Security Environment: The Role of Indian Army’, talk by General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff

At a public event, organised by the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on 13 Mar 2018 under the Vimarsha lecture series, General Bipin Rawat, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), spoke about India’s changing secur...

Interaction of Brig V Anand of the Vivekananda International Foundation, New Delhi, with students of MIT School of Government, Pune

On March 12, 2018, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted a group of teachers and students from the MIT School of Government, Pune. The session was chaired by Brig Vinod Anand. The other members on the panel were Shri RNP Singh (Senio...

Interaction with Dr. James M. Dorsey on ‘Review of Major Conflicts in West Asia and the Way Forward’

On Mar 10th, 2018, Members of the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) faculty had an interactive session with Dr James M. Dorsey, Senior Fellow, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), discussing together major conflicts in ...

‘Quad Plus’ Dialogue – Tokyo

A four-member team from the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) comprising Director, Dr. Arvind Gupta, Lt. Gen. Ravi Sawhney, Ambassador Anil Wadhwa and Dr. Harinder Sekhon participated in the Quad Plus Dialogue in Tokyo from March 4 to 6...

Interaction with Dr Sushmit Kumar on India’s Potential to become a Super Power

On 01 Mar 2018, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) invited Dr Sushmit Kumar, author of “The Modernisation of Islam and the Creation of a Multipolar World Order” (Booksurge, January 2008) for a discussion that hinged on exploring ...

Discussion on Vivekananda International Foundation ‘History of Ancient India’ Series

In 2013, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) published the first five volumes of its multi-volume History of Ancient India Series. Three of the remaining six volumes are to come out shortly and the last three are scheduled to b...

Conference on Security in Indian Ocean Region, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Tokyo

A conference was organised by Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) on February 22 & 23, 2018, at Tokyo, to conclude a two years project that explored the possibilities for major democracies - namely Australia, India, Japan and the United States - to ...

Vimarsha: Ensuring Food Security for India

VIF’s monthly Vimarsha for the month of February, 2018, focused on ‘Ensuring Food Security for India’ through an enlightening talk delivered by Mr. S.K Pattanayak, Secretary to the Government of India (Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers W...

Round Table Discussion on the ‘Role of CRPF in Counter-Insurgency Operations’

Aiming for a thorough review of India’s internal security apparatus, as also in partial fulfilment of the requirements of a Task Force set up recently by the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on the subject, the Foundation invited Mr...

Round Table Dialogue on Economic Survey and Union Budget

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a round table dialogue (RTD) on 12 February 2018, to discuss the Economic Survey 2017-18, and the Union Budget 2018-19. The panel comprised of eminent economists Dr Surjeet Bhalla (Member,...

A talk on ‘Netaji's Contribution to the Freedom Moment’ by Dr. Kalyan De

On 10 February 2017, Dr. Kalyan De, a US-based Netaji enthusiast and engineer by profession, delivered a refreshingly insightful talk on Netaji Subash Chandra Bose’s inimitable contribution to India’s freedom struggle. Quoting extensively fr...

VIMARSHA: ‘Sister Nivedita’s Thought on Nationalism, Nationhood, Education and its Relevance in Contemporary Times’

Talk by Pravrajika Divyanandaprana, Monastic Member of Ramakrishna Sarada Mission and Principal, Nivedita Vidyamandir, New Delhi ...

Interaction with ASEAN Journalists

On January 23, 2018, The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi, hosted an interaction with visiting senior journalists from the ten of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapor...

Aadhar 2.0 - Leveraging Blockchain

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized an interaction the topic being "Aadhar 2.0: Leveraging Blockchain" on 23rd January, 2018. Presentation on the topic was given by Sh. Vinayak Dalmia, Co-founder, Amber Health, and Smt. Shik...

Interaction with Prof Syyed Mohd Kazem Sajjadpour, President, Iranian Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS)

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized an interaction with Prof Syyed Mohd Kazem Sajjadpour, President of the Iranian Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS), on 16 January 2018. He was accompanied by a senior-...

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