South Asia
South Asia in Global Economy and the ‘One Belt One Road’ (OBOR)

Background The present century is Asian century in which South Asia plays a pivotal role. Though occupying only 3.4 per cent of world’s land surface area, it inhibits 24 per cent of world population1. Until a few deca....

Interaction with a Taiwanese Delegation

Dr. Lai Yi-chung, Deputy Director of Taiwan Think Tank and leading strategist of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), accompanied by Dr. Mumin Chen, Director, Center for Strategic Studies on South Asia and Middle East, National Chung Hsing Univers....

BBIN: Paradigm Change in South Asia

Introduction:

In a bid to emulate the European Economic Cooperation (EEC, later EC and then EU), and the promise of success in the ASEAN models, South Asian countries got together in December 1985 to form their own South Asian Associatio....

Workshop on Silk Road Trade and Connectivity in Central and South Asia

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), in collaboration with the Royal United Service Institute (RUSI) and the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR), organised a two-day workshop on ‘Silk Road Trade and Connectiv....

The Pakistani Shadow on Indo-Us Relations

We should be treating the visits of Pakistani leaders abroad as part of normal diplomacy that all countries engage in. By paying too much attention to them we boost Pakistan’s political importance and diminish our own stature. Unfortunately, we can....

RTD on South Asia Regional Cooperation

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was established in 1985 with the prime objective of accelerating economic and social development among member states through joint actions in mutually agreed areas of cooperation. Thirty ye....

Interaction with Chinese Think Tank Scholars

A three member delegation from the China Institute of Contemporary International Relations, Beijing led by Dr Li Li, Associate Research Fellow at CICIR visited the VIF on 30th May 2014 and interacted with the VIF faculty. The other members of the del....

Vimarsha on Islamic Radicalism in South Asia – Implications for India: A talk with Shri Hiranmay Karlekar

On 28th May 2013, VIF organized Vimarsha, where eminent author and columnist Hiranmay Karlekar delivered an enlightening lecture on “Islamic Radicalism in South Asia – Implications for India”. The session was chaired by Ajit Doval, ....

Interaction with H.E. Daulat Kuanyshev, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to India

His Excellency Daulat Kuanyshev, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to India, informally discussed the recently concluded Tenth Summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) at Astana and Kazakhastan-India bilateral relationship with Lt. Gen (Retd.) RK Saw....

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