Interaction with CIISS on Political Change Over in China

A five-member delegation from the CIISS (China Institute for International Strategic Studies), a think tank with strong military background, visited the Foundation on December 19, 2012 for an exchange of views with a select panel of VIF scholars and experts focusing specifically on the political change over in China, but also going over the entire gamut of bilateral issues.

An Interaction on ‘Indo-US Relations: Global Partnership”

On Jun 28, 2012, a group of eminent security experts held an intense and wide ranging interaction with <b>Mr. Jason Issacson,</b> Director of Government and International affairs at the American Jewish Committee in Washington.

VIF-IDSA International Conference on “Emerging Geo-political Trends in Asia: Prospects and Challenges for India-Russia Relations”

A joint seminar on India – Russia relations was organized by the VIF and IDSA on May 14, 2012. Amb. Prabhat Shukla, Jt. Director, VIF, (Former Ambassador to Russia) in his Key Note address emphasized that India and Russia should resort

Round Table Discussion on “Implications of the likely Leadership Change(s) in the PRC and PLA Strategy on the South China Sea Issue”

A Taiwanese delegation visited Vivekananda International Foundation on 18 May 2012 to hold a Round Table Discussion on “Implications of the likely Leadership Change(s) in the PRC and PLA Strategy on the South China Sea Issue”.

Round Table Discussion with An American Delegation

The Vivekananda International Foundation held a Round Table meeting with a U.S. delegation led by <b>Dr. Peter R. Lavoy,</b> Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs of the U.S Administration on May 18, 2012.

Interaction with a U.S. Delegation on ‘US and Indian Roles in Afghanistan’

Representatives from Monitor 360, a US-based consultancy firm executing a project for the US Department of Defence and engaged in research and study of global strategic and analytical challenges, visited VIF on Feb 14, 2012.

Interaction on 'Taiwan - Post Election Scenario'

H.E. Mr. Wenchyi Ong, Representative, Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre, New Delhi, held an informal interaction on Feb 07, 2012 with a panel of eminent strategic experts at VIF.

Interaction with a Taiwanese Delegation

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) held an informal closed-door interaction with a visiting delegation from a Taiwan-based Cross-Strait Interflow Prospect Foundation at its premises on 18 November 2011. The delegation was led by Mr. Kuang-Chung Liu, President Prospect Foundation and comprised four other members including Ms Migonne Chan, Executive Director, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research, Chinese Taipei APEC Study Center and Prof Tuang Y. Cheng, National Chengchi University Taiwan, R.O.C. The Taiwanese delegation was welcomed by General NC Vij, a former Chief of the Indian Army, who briefed them on the various activities of VIF besides providing them with an Indian perspective on the security dynamics in the Asia-Pacific region. Besides General Vij, Mr. Sushant Sareen, Shri RNP Singh, Prof. Makkhan Lal, Mr Sanjay Kumar, Mr. Anirban Ganguly, Mr. Manoharan and Ms Neha Mehta were part of the team that interacted with the Taiwanese delegation.

Interaction with US Congressional Delegation

Leading a four-member delegation of the Oversight and Investigation for the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the United States House of Representatives, Chief Council Mr. J Harold Rees, visited Vivekananda International foundation Oct 21, 2011 for an interaction on the situation in Afghanistan against the backdrop of an increasingly complex situation there. He was accompanied by Ms. Janice V. Kaguyutan, Deputy Chief Council and two other members of the committee - Ms. Sarah Leiby and Mr. William Hawkins. The delegation apparently was on fact finding mission to ascertain views of regional countries ahead of a scheduled Senate Hearing the following week by the US Secretary of State Ms. Hilary Clinton. The delegation was briefed by senior faculty members of VIF which comprised, among others, Mr. Ajit Doval, KC, Director VIF, Ambassador PP Shukla, Joint Director VIF, General NC Vij, Vice Adm (Retd.) K. K. Nayyar, Ambassador Satish Chandra, Shri CD Sahay, Lt Gen (Retd.) RK Sawhney, and Brig (Retd.) Vinod Anand.

Interaction with a Taiwanese Delegation

In the first-ever visit by any official delegation of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) of Taiwan to India, a five-member delegation led by DPP Member of Parliament MP Ms. Chen, Chiech-Ju and Ms Huai-Hui Hsieh, Deputy Director, Department of International Affairs DPP, Dr I-Chung Lai, Director of Foreign Policy Studies (Taiwan Think Tank), among others, visited Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on August 11, 2011 for an interaction on regional security dynamics.The VIF’s battery of scholars which engaged the Taiwanese delegation included among others Mr Ajit Doval, KC, Director VIF, Amb TCA Rangachari, Lt Gen RK Sawhney, Brig Vinod Anand, and Mr. A. Suryaprakash, a noted journalist.

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