South China Sea
Interaction with Delegation from Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted a delegation from Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) from Hanoi on May 15, 2018. The delegation was led by Dr. Tran Viet Thai, Director General, Department of Policy Planning, Vietnam Ministry of....

Demilitarising the South China Sea: Concerted Efforts Needed

Two of the most important topics during last year’s Shangri La Dialogue were ‘Upholding the rules-based regional order’ and demilitarisation of the South China Sea in the shape of a discussion on practical ‘measures to avoid conflict at sea....

Commentary: PLA Navy’s Major Exercise in the South China Sea: An Analytical Perspective

The massive People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy exercises conducted in the second week of April near Hainan and further east, and review of the same by President Xi Jinping come in the wake of evolving strategic situation at the global and regional....

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. A....

‘Quad Plus’ Dialogue – Tokyo

A four-member team from the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) comprising Director, Dr. Arvind Gupta, Lt. Gen. Ravi Sawhney, Ambassador Anil Wadhwa and Dr. Harinder Sekhon participated in the Quad Plus Dialogue in Tokyo from March 4 to 6, 201....

Commentary: China and Philippines Rapprochement: Implications for India

With the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Philippines conducting the second Bilateral Consultation Meeting on the South China Sea, there’s been a range of views on what this could mean for regional stability in the Indo-Pacific. While the USA....

Interaction with ASEAN Journalists

On January 23, 2018, The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi, hosted an interaction with visiting senior journalists from the ten of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Ph....

ASEAN’s Centrality and the South China Sea Dispute

The concept of Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) centrality has been much talked about as being one of the most cherished principles of the multilateral organization; however, there is no clear or detailed definition of the term. Yet ....

China-US Diplomatic and Security Dialogue

Amid the heightening tension between China and the United States (US) over the Korean issue, on 21 June 2017, the first China-US Diplomatic and Security Dialogue (D&SD) was held at the US State Department in Washington. The D & SD dialogue was setup ....

Achievements: India-Vietnam Defence and Security Cooperation

“We realise that our efforts to bring economic prosperity to our people need to be accompanied by steps to secure them. Prime Minister and I have, therefore, agreed to deepen our defence and security engagement to advance our common interests. T....

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