VIF Virtual talk on ‘India-Uzbekistan Relations and the Regional Dynamics’ by Amb. Manish Prabhat, Indian Ambassador to Uzbekistan

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a virtual interaction with Mr. Manish Prabhat, Ambassador of India to Uzbekistan, on ‘India-Uzbekistan Relations and the regional dynamics’ on October 4, 2021, to discuss the current status of....

IPIS-VIF Dialogue on Latest Developments in Afghanistan

India and Iran share close historical and cultural links dating back to ancient times. In contemporary times, this relationship is multi-faceted and includes cooperation in political, trade-economic, security, and multiple other sectors. To assess th....

Congrats Mr Tirumurti for defending an Orphaned Civilisation

You, the United Nations, cry about Islamophobia, Christianophobia, anti-Semiticism – all three Abrahamic religions. But what about non-Abrahamic religious phobias – the anti-Hindu, anti-Sikh and anti-Buddhist? You should see that also.” Approxi....

What to Expect from the First India-Central Asia Summit

Background
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold the first-ever India-Central Asia Leaders Summit in a virtual format on January 27, 2022. This summit will bring together the heads of state of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, ....

China: Daily Scan, January 24, 2022

Chinese economy gets off to a good start in 14th Five-Year Plan period: Quishi
January 24, 2022
Thanks to the efforts of the Chinese government and people, China led the world in terms of both economic development and epidemic p....

Impact of Moon Jae-in’s Pardon to Park Geun-hye as South Korea goes to Polls on 9 March – An Assessment

At a time when the security environment and geo-strategic considerations of key countries in the Asian region are witnessing significant churning, with each country repositioning its foreign policy priorities in response to the demands of the time, o....

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and Economic Planning in India

In the past few decades, public discussion on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose has been so mired in the controversy around his death that we forgot to pay attention to his life. Netaji’s contribution to the Indian national movement is in any case under r....

Houthi Strike at Abu Dhabi

The Houthi attack using ballistic missiles and drones at an oil refinery in Abu Dhabi’s Musaffah Industrial City that killed two Indians and one Pakistani national on 17 January 2022 has drawn attention to the United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s role in....

Routes of Exchange, Roots of Connectivity-The Archaeology of Ancient India’s Trade Networks by Dr. Marike van Aerde

On 19th January 2022 Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted Dr. Marike van Aerde for a talk on ancient trade connectivity and the integral role played by the Indian Subcontinent in these exchanges. The Director, Dr. Arvind Gupta’s openin....

Climate Change – A Review of 2021 and Outlook for 2022

Introduction
This article analyzes some of the key findings of the latest scientific reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world’s leading authority on climate science, as well as those from leading resear....

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