Event Reports
SAMVAD-II: Dialogue for Peace, Harmony and Security - Global Initiative for Conflict Avoidance and Environmental Consciousness

It will be recalled that ‘SAMVAD’ is an initiative of Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) that was borne out of dialogue between the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The purpose was to adopt ...

A Discussion on the book ‘From Chanakya to Modi: The Evolution of India’s Foreign Policy’

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on 02 Aug 2017 organised a discussion on a recently published book on India’s foreign policy, ‘From Chanakya to Modi: The Evolution of India’s Foreign Policy’, authored by Dr. Aparna Pandey,...

Discussion on ‘Socio-Economic Solutions to the Maoist Problem'

On 31 July 2017, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a round table discussion on the Maoist Problem in India, focusing especially on its socio-economic dynamics. The panel assembled for the deliberations included policy expe...

Release of ‘VIF Perspective: Issues & Trends, 2017’

Hon’ble Shri Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Railways, Government of India, released the publication ‘VIF Perspective - Issues & Trends, 2017 : Securing India’, at a public event organised by the Vivekananda International Foundation on 27 Jul ...

Discussion on ‘India and the North West Indian Ocean Region: Bridging the Gulf

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on 14 Jul 2017 organised a two-part Round Table Discussion with a panel of eminent maritime security and foreign policy experts, including Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff, Vi...

Twenty-Five Years of India-Israel Relations: Achievements and prospects

In what could be seen as curtain-raising to the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi’s upcoming three-day visit to Israel, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of ...

Interaction with HE Queen Imaria Worlu, the High Commissioner of Nigeria to India

Her Excellency Queen Imaria Worlu, the High Commissioner of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to India, was invited to a discussion on ‘Strengthening and upgrading India-Nigeria relations: the way forward’, held at the Vivekananda Internationa...

Vimarsha: ‘China’s Belt, Road and India’ talk by Mr RN Ravi

On 14 Jun 2017, Mr RN Ravi, Chairman, Joint Intelligence Committee, Government of India, delivered an illuminating talk on “China's Belt Road and India" under the auspices of Vimarsha series of talks, delivered by persons ofeminence. The talk ...

Round Table Discussion on India-Bangladesh Relations

Following up on Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s highly successful and ‘historic’ visit to India undertaken in the month of April, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a Round Table Discussion (RTD) on 06 Jun 2...

Visit of a Delegation from the Royal College of Defence Studies, UK

Leading an eighteen-member delegation of the Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS), Maj Gen Simon Leslie Porter (Retd) from the UK, visited the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on 30 May 2017 for an interaction with the faculty. The ...

Interaction with a Delegation of Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Leading a three-member delegation, Dr. Arifi Saiman, Director, Centre for Policy Development and Analysis on Asia-Pacific and African Region, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Indonesia, visited the Vivekananda International Foundation (V...

Homeland Security Conference 2017 – Modernisation of India’s Internal Security Mechanism

Objective of the Conference The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), and Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), organised a two day conference at the FICCI House, New Delhi on May 24-25, 2017 o...

Interaction with H.E. Mr Daniel Carmon, Ambassador of Israel to India

In the run up to Indian Prime Minister Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi’s much-awaited visit to Israel, the VIF hosted, on May 18, 2017, H.E. Mr. Daniel Carmon, Israel’s Ambassador to India, for a bilateral discussion on issues of mutual int...

VIF-Pathfinder Foundation: Discussion on India-Sri Lanka Bilateral Cooperation for Promoting Blue Economy

16-17 May 2017, the VIF and Pathfinder Foundation, Sri Lanka, jointly held a three-session Round Table Discussion on India-Sri Lanka bilateral cooperation. The focus was on promoting ‘blue economy’, relatively a new concept that focuses on s...

India-Taiwan Strategic Dialogue

Leading a seven-member delegation of Taiwan’s Prospect Foundation, Dr. I-Chung Lai visited the VIF on 08 May 2017 for a joint strategic dialogue on India-Taiwan relations. The delegation comprised of Dr. Mumin Chen, Dr. Ming-Shih Shen, Richard...

Discussion on “Afghanistan: Emerging Strategic Re-Alignment”

The VIF hosted an internal discussion on ‘Afghanistan: Emerging Realignment’ on 04 May 2017. The purpose was to consider Afghanistan’s dwindling security environment and imperatives for India to hedge its bets against a resurgent Taliban ...

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