Indo-Pacific
Interaction with Delegation from the Institute of National Security Strategy, South Korea

The interaction was focused on India-South Korea bilateral relations and the uncertainty in the regional security architecture. Criticality of the Korean Peninsula in stabilizing the Northeast Asian order, dichotomy between the peace and...

Interaction with the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (IDCPC)

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted a delegation from the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (IDCPC), led by Ms Huang Yihua, the Deputy Director General of Research Office of the IDCPC...

Interaction with Delegation from the Tsinghua University, Beijing

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted a delegation from Tsinghua University, Beijing, on 29 August 2018. The delegation was led by Prof. Yan, Xuetong, Dean of the Institute of International Relations, and comprised of Prof. Sun...

US Ambassador’s Visit to the Vivekananda International Foundation

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted His Excellency Kenneth Juster, the United States Ambassador to India, on 31 August 2018. Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director VIF welcomed the Ambassador to the interaction that was attended by former...

Interaction with the Sichuan University Delegation

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted a Chinese delegation from Sichuan University, Chengdu, on 07 August 2018. The delegation was led by Associate Prof. Zeng Xiangyu and comprised of Associate Prof. Liu Jiawei, Zhang Chunyan, Zou...

Vimarsha: ‘Role of Indian Navy in Changing Security Environment’, Talk by Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) invited Admiral Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, the Chief of Indian Navy, for its monthly Vimarsha series of lectures on issues of contemporary and historical importance for India. A wide galaxy of security...

Discussion on ‘India’s Security Concerns in the Indo-Pacific’

On 9th April 2018, The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) held a round table discussion on India’s security concerns in the Indo-Pacific. The panelists were Ambassador Rajiv Sikri, Ambassador Kanwal Sibal and Captain Gurpreet Khurana....

Whither ‘Quad’ – Alliance or Alignment

The congregation of the leaders of the US, Japan, India and Australia on the sidelines of ASEAN Summit in November 2017 in Manila has been a significant geo-political statement for the Indo-Pacific community. The timing and place for rekindling the...

Commentary: Quad Plus - Time for New Stakeholders

China’s rapid march westward through the Indo-Pacific region appears to be running into rough weather. Australia, India, Japan and the United States, the members of the ‘Quad’, an ‘association of like-minded nations’, have established a...

Containment Again: Will this be the Leitmotif of the ‘Quad’?

Prologue When George F Kennan wrote his ‘Long Telegram’ from the Moscow embassy in February 1946, soon after the death of the three-term president of the USA, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR), it was early in arriving. The legendary President was one...

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