Joint Amity University and Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) Essay Competition and Panel Discussion on ‘Vision India 2030’

Consequent to the signing of MoU between VIF and Amity University, Noida, under the dynamic and visionary leadership of Dr Ashok K. Chauhan, Founder President, Amity Education Group and Dr Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF, a joint Essay Competition and Panel Discussion on ‘Vision India 2030’ was conceived and organized by Amity University at their Noida campus. Dr Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF was the Chief Guest on the occasion.

Introduction to Indian Strategic Thinking and its Determinants

In 2018, The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) held the first of its kind of Certificate Programme to bring together students from Indian Universities, academicians, researchers from think-tanks and other disciplines and introduce them to the conceptual frameworks and thought processes of India’s strategic outlook.

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 Regional Level’ on 25 April 2019.

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 cooperate for maintenance of peace and stability in the Indian Ocean. The countries were represented by representatives from think tanks of Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), India, SPF, Japan, Australian National University (ANU) and SPF, USA. Representatives of VIF were Amb Kawal Sibal, Dr Vijay Sakhuja and Cmde Somen Banerjee.

VIF-FICCI Homeland Security Conference on Cyber Crime Management, FICCI Auditorium, New Delhi

The two day conference had the an objective of bringing together stakeholders of the cyber security domain i.e. the Government, intelligence agencies, police, industry, academia and think tanks, in promoting development and implementation of systems and concepts in effectively dealing with growing threat of cyber crimes.

Round Table Meeting with H.E. Mr. Tomasz Kozlowski, Ambassador of the European Union to India, on ‘European Union – India Relations and a Way Forward’

The European Union's (EU) Ambassador to India and Bhutan Tomasz Kozlowski participated in a high-level Roundtable meeting on the growing engagement between the EU and India. His speech covered the positive development of relations in recent years and the main areas of the EU-India Strategic Partnership.

Round Table Discussion on Afghanistan

A Round Table Discussion (RTD) on Afghanistan’s current situation and the way forward was held at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on 15 Nov 2017. The panel of discussants included a broad array of security and foreign policy experts, including Dr Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF, Amb Amar Sinha, India’s former Ambassador to Afghanistan, Lt Gen Ravi Sawhney, Amb Prabhat Shukla, among other experts.

Round Table Discussion on Taking India and Central Asia to the Next Level

Report and Recommendations The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized a Round Table Discussion on ‘Taking India and Central Asia to the Next Level’ on 01 December 2017. Dr Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF delivered the Opening Remarks, followed by a Presentation on

Discussion on the Rohingya Crisis

Background Rohingyas, with a population of nearly 1.1 million, are mostly Muslims living largely in Myanmar’s western coastal state of Rakhine and also in Bangladesh, Thailand and Malaysia. There are about 40,000 of them also living as illegal migrants in India.

2nd Meeting of Head of Think-Tanks of India and Russia, New Delhi, 04 Dec 2017

Session on ‘Strategic Partnership between India and Russia in the Backdrop of the Changing Landscape of World Order’ Dr Arvind Gupta, Director, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi, chaired a session titled ‘Strategic Partnership between India and Russia in the Backdrop of the Changing Landscape of World Order’, during the 2nd Meeting of Head of Think-Tanks (HoTT) of India and Russia, at New Delhi on 04 Dec 2017.

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