US Assistant Secretary of State Andrew J. Shapiro Interacts with VIF Faculty

US Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Andrew J. Shapiro visited VIF on February 11, 2011 for an interaction with senior members of the Foundation. A range of issues, including the strategic dimension of the India-US bilateral relations, defence trade between the two countries, relations between the two militaries and the regional and global strategic perceptions of the two great democracies, were discussed in a free and frank manner during the interaction.

A Discussion with Japan Institute for National Fundamentals

A delegation from Japan Institute for National Fundamentals interacted with VIF on 16 December 2010. The delegation comprised Vice President Dr Tadae Takubo, Mr Katsuhiko Takaike, Mr Yoshito Ogura, Mr Yoichi Shimada, Mr Yujiro Oiwa, Mr Hironobu Ishikawa and Mr Yasuhi Tomiyama.

American Foreign Policy Experts Interact with VIF

A discussion with a delegation of American foreign policy experts from the Washington based think-tanks Foreign Policy Initiative and the German Marshall Fund was held on 6 December 2010 at 2.30 p.m. at the VIF. The group consisted of William Kristol, Robert Kagan, Ashley Tellis, Gary Schmitt, Daniel Twining, Jamie Fly and Dhruva Jaishankar. There was a lively and wide ranging discussion on Indo-US relations. Discussions extended to foreign policy concerns in general and evolving strategic and security situation in Afghanistan, Pakistan and the dynamics of relationship with China and Iran were also deliberated upon.

Afghanistan Beyond the London Conference

A two-day seminar was organized by the VIF on March 11-12, 2010 that turned a laser beam focus on various security, strategic and foreign policy aspects of Afghanistan after the London Conference. The seminar “Afghanistan Beyond the London Conference: India’s Options” was held over three sessions, two on March 11 and one on March 12

Perceptions and Problems of Muslims in India

A conference on the topic ‘Perceptions and Problems of Muslims in India’ was held at the Conference hall of Vivekananda International Foundation on June 5 2009. Dr. Mahmoud Ali Madani, Head of Deoband Islamic School led the discussion and various strategic experts and academicians participated.

Islamic Terrorists Pose Nuke Attack Danger: General Myers

Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States had an interaction with VIF security experts at VIF conference room on 19 January 2010.

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