Sweta Kumari is pursuing her PhD in US Studies Programme from the Centre for Canadian, US, and Latin American Studies (CCUS&LAS), School of International Studies (SIS), Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU), New Delhi. Recently, she has submitted her thesis on “Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches in the US Healthcare System, 1999-2020”. She completed her M.Phil. in 2018 working on Yogic thought and practices in the United States.

She also takes interest in writing articles and web commentaries on Indian Foreign Policy, US Foreign Policy, Indo-US Strategic Relations, Indo-Pacific Region, Space, Yoga, Complementary and Integrative Health and other IR related issues.

Contributions 
Yudh Abhyas 22: Another Step Further in Deepening Indo-US Strategic Ties Yudh Abhyas, a joint military exercise, held between the Indian Army and the US Army is one of the critical aspects of the defence cooperation between the two countries. This exercise takes place at the Battalion level with its joint planning at th...

US- India & Indo-Pacific: Takeaways from 2022 The year 2022 brought a series of geopolitical changes of global magnitude that were last witnessed somewhat in the Cold War period. The economic slowdown and the disruption of the supply chains that were triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic got furthe...

Event Reports 
Talk on “Internal Political Dynamics in the US: Implications on India and the World” The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a talk by Prof K. P. Vijayalakshmi on “Internal Political Dynamics in the US: Implications on India and the World” on 27 January 2023. Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF chaired the ses...

Talk by Singapore’s High Commissioner to India H.E. Simon Wong Wie Kuen The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a talk by High Commissioner of Singapore to India H.E. Simon Wong Wie Kuen on “Singapore’s Approach to the Indo-Pacific” on January 16, 2023. Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF, chaired the...

Interaction with Delegation from Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised an interactive session with a visiting three member delegation headed by the Director General of the Institute of Foreign Policy & Security Studies (IFPSS), Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, Dr. V...

Interactive Session with Korean National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA) The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised an interactive session with a visiting delegation from the Korean National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA) on November 24, 2022. The talk focussed on the prospects of Republic of Korea-India relatio...

Talk on US Midterm Elections The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a talk on “US midterm Elections 2022: Implications for India and the World” on 21 November, 2022. Dr Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF, chaired the session and made welcome remarks. Prof K...

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