BIMSTEC
BIMSTEC: Present and Future Perspectives

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...

Foreign Secretary’s talk on Global Rebalancing and India's Foreign Policy, Vivekananda International Foundation (June 30, 2021)

Good evening. I would like to thank my senior colleague and friend Arvind Gupta, Director of the Vivekananda International Foundation, for inviting me to deliver today’s VIMARSH Talk. Let me begin by referring to something that our host for today,...

India and the BIMSTEC FTA Proposal: Need for a Rethink

Over the last two decades, the world economy has undergone a sea change. From technology to politics; very few things remain the same. But, BIMSTEC Free Trade Agreement (FTA) continues to be where it was. Mooted in 1998, it is still under discussion...

Bilateral Meeting Vivekananda International Foundation (India) & the Pathfinder Foundation (Sri Lanka)

On 17 August 2020, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a bilateral meeting in collaboration with the Pathfinder Foundation (Sri Lanka) on “India - Sri Lanka relations”. Dr Arvind Gupta - Director of the VIF, welcomed the...

COVID-19: Time to Focus on Illegal Trade in Wildlife

Scientists and experts are still uncertain about the source of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19). Some of the possible suspected species connected with the virus are horseshoe bats that are known to host disease causing pathogens; pangolin the most...

बिम्सटेक को आम COVID-19 संकट का समाधान करना चाहिए: प्रारंभिक तंत्र को अब लागू किए जाने की आवश्यकता है

कोरोना वायरस से प्रभावित मामलों की संख्या भारत और अन्य जगहों पर बढ़ रही है, बीते कुछ हफ्तों में इसके संबंध में भय और आशंकाएं कई गुना बढ़ गई हैं। स्वास्थ्य और चिकित्सा क्षेत्रों के माध्यम से सूचना का प्रसार मददगार और आश्वस्त करने वाला भी रहा है,...

BIMSTEC Should Address the Common COVID19 Crises: Preparatory Mechanisms need to be put in Place

As the numbers of confirmed cases affected by Corona virus keeps rising in India and elsewhere, the fears and apprehensions surrounding it have multiplied over the past few weeks. While the dissemination of information through health and medical...

Sea of Collective Destiny: Bay of Bengal and BIMSTEC

BIMSTEC has evolved as an important multilateral institution around the geography of Bay of Bengal. Its significance has been spurred by regional governments who are proactively engaging to make BIMSTEC a vibrant institution. This book argues for...

Round Table Discussion on India-Nepal Relations

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized a Round Table Discussion to discuss India-Nepal relations on 7th November 2019. This everlasting friendship is now also being called a ‘strategic partnership’. This relationship was analysed,...

Second BIMSTEC Think Tanks Conference at the Vivekananda International Foundation

On 27-28 November 2019, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted the Second Edition of the BIMSTEC Think-Tanks Conference in New Delhi. The BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) is a...

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