Interactions/Discussions
Interaction with Delegation from the UNAMA

On 19 April, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) delegation led by Ms Roza Otunbayeva, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Afghanistan and Head of the UNAMA visited the Vivekananda Internation...

Discussion on Establishing Defence Manufacturing Ecosystem in India

The VIF in collaboration with the IIT, Madras held a Roundtable Discussion on “Establishing Defence Manufacturing Ecosystem in India” at the VIF on 18th April 2024, where the participants deliberated the importance of establishing a defence ...

Book Discussion on Bangladesh on a New Journey: Moving beyond the Regional Identity

On 08 April, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized a discussion on the book titled, “Bangladesh on a New Journey: Moving beyond the Regional Identity" edited by Prof. Sreeradha Datta and published by Bloomsbury in January 20...

Talk on Enigma of Hypersonic Flight

Under the Science & Technology series, the VIF organised a talk on “Enigma of Hypersonic Flight” by Prof Gopalan Jagadeesh, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore on 14 March 2024. Prof Jagadeesh p...

Interaction with the Visiting Armenian Delegation

On February 21, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised an interaction with the visiting Armenian delegation about the developments in the Eurasia region. Lt. General R. K. Sawhney delivered the opening remarks, highlighting the...

Pakistan Elections and its fallout

A meeting of the Pakistan Study Group (PSG) was held in hybrid mode on 14 February 2024. The main items on the agenda were—the Results of the Pakistan Elections, Government formation after the Elections and the Probabilities of Coalition betwe...

Talk by Hon’ble Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, H.E. Dr. Hasan Mahmud M.P. on Bangladesh-India Relations in the last Decade

On 8 February, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized a special talk by Hon’ble Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, H.E. Dr. Hasan Mahmud M.P. on "Bangladesh-India Relations in the last Decade". The Foreign Minister was joined by the...

VIF-CODISSIA meeting on Defence Manufacturing in India

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) and Coimbatore District Small Scale Industries Association (CODISSIA) held a virtual meeting on 31 January 2024. The meeting began with a presentation by CEO, CDIIC, Dr B. Vinodh Kumar and then rema...

Roundtable Discussion on Ongoing Crisis in Myanmar and Implications for India

On 21 December, the Vivekananda International Foundation organised a Round Table Discussion on the “Ongoing Crisis in Myanmar and Implications for India”. Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VIF delivered the opening remarks, followed by brief present...

Interaction with Visiting Delegation of Political Leaders from Nepal

On 12 December 2023, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised an interaction with a ten member visiting delegation of political leaders from Nepal. Dr. Arvind Gupta, the Director VIF, gave the introductory remarks, followed by th...

Roundtable Discussion on Indo-Indonesian Geopolitics: Navigating Growth amidst Global Challenges

On 11 December, the VIF in collaboration with Habibie Centre, Indonesia organised a RoundTable Discussion (RTD) on "Indo-Indonesian Geopolitics: Navigating Growth Amidst Global Challenges". Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VIF, welcomed the speakers an...

Seminar on Gas and Hydrogen Economy in India

On 1 November 2023, VIF organized a Seminar on “Gas and Hydrogen Economy in India.” The seminar was chaired by Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director of VIF, and it was attended by researchers and industry practitioners. Five speakers presented on the r...

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam Ki Oar – 2.0 Manilaxmi Tirth Declaration | 19th October 2023

Under the guidance of Spiritual Sovereign His Holiness Jainacharya Yugbhushansuriji, Jyot, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), India Foundation (IF) and Gitarth Ganga, came together in a Conclave to deliberate over the concept of Vasudha...

Talk on Meta-materials for Stealth Technology

On 27 September 2023, the VIF under its Science and Technology (S&T) series organized a talk by Dr Kumar Vaibhav Srivastava on “Metamaterials for Stealth Technology”. Dr Srivastava is currently Professor and Head, Department of Electrical En...

Talk on Electronics, Trade and Geopolitics

As a part of Science and Technology (S&T) series, the VIF organised a talk by Shri Virat Bhatia, Managing Director, Apple India, who spoke on “Electronics, Trade and Geopolitics” at the VIF on 21 September 2023. The talk was followed by a di...

US Experts Group Meeting on Actions, Counter-actions and Reconciliation: Trends in US-China Economic Relations

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a discussion on “Actions, Counter-actions and Reconciliation: Trends in US-China Economic Relations” on July 19, 2023 (Wednesday). Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF, gave the open...

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