BIMSTEC
“BIMSTEC Master Plan for Transport Connectivity”

On 3rd August 2022, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) and Nepal Institute for International Cooperation and Engagement (NIICE) jointly organised a discussion on “BIMSTEC Master Plan for Transport Connectivity”. The speakers were from India...

VIF Cyber Review: June 2022

National “Cyber secure India is integral to national security and development”: Union Minister of Home Affairs Addressing a national conference on cyber security and national security on 20 June 2022, the Union Minister of Home Affairs (MHA)— Amit...

‘Round Table Discussion: India's Economic Engagement within its Neighbourhood’

On the 13th of June, 2022, The Vivekananda International Foundation organised a round table discussion on 'India's Economic Engagement within its Neighbourhood'. The session began with Dr Arvind Gupta's brief remarks on the nature and extent of...

What Can BIMSTEC Deliver That SAARC Could Not?

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa hosted the 5th BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) Summit in a “hybrid mode” from 28 to 30 March 2022, marking the grouping’s 25 years of existence. As was...

Book Launch of ‘BIMSTEC: The Journey and the Way Ahead’

On 30 September 2021, the Vivekananda International Foundation organised a virtual book launch session of the book edited by Dr Sreeradha Datta ‘BIMSTEC: The Journey and The Way Forward. The book was formally released by Ms Riva Ganguly Das,...

BIMSTEC: The Journey and The Way Ahead

The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is a sub-regional organisation straddling five member states from South Asia and two from Southeast Asia. In the larger context of the global developments...

Gender Mainstreaming in BIMSTEC

The decade 1975-85 was declared as the decade for women which laid the foundation for gender mainstreaming. In this episode of the podcast, Prof Amena Mohsin and Ass Prof Atique Rahman with Cchavi Vasisht, discuss the issue and solutions for gender...

Perspectives on BIMSTEC: Views from Myanmar

Myanmar joined BIMSTEC on 22 December 1997, and has been an important land bridge between South Asia and Southeast Asia. To understand BIMSTEC from Myanmar's point of view, join Dr Khin Zaw Win and Cchavi Vasisht in this episode of the podcast.

The Institutionalisation of BIMSTEC

BIMSTEC connects two regions-South Asia and Southeast Asia. It was created to fill the gaps left by the dysfunctionality of SAARC. In the current geopolitics, it is important for it to be functional and institutionalised. Dr. Sreeradha Datta has...

BIMSTEC in a Changing World

In the current geopolitics, the Indo-Pacific region has gained significance. Within this, BIMSTEC as a sub-regional organisation has an imminent place, as it connects two regions-South Asia and Southeast Asia. Dr. Sreeradha Datta has taken the...

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