Act East Policy
ASEAN Snubs the General in Myanmar in keeping him out of the Summit

ASEAN’s reputation as a successful regional entity is at stake because of the military coup in Myanmar on 1 February. No amount of counsel by other ASEAN members or the international community to persuade the junta to restore democracy has worked a....

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, Secret....

World’s Options on Myanmar Limited

A little over a month has passed since Myanmar’s army chief Min Aung Hlaing shocked the world by seizing power on 1 February from the democratically elected National League for Democracy (NLD), and arrested the country’s civilian leader Aung San ....

Act East Policy and Northeast India

India’s Act East Policy hinges on the development of the eight Northeast states with a view to achieving the foreign policy objective of enhancing ties with neighbouring countries. This book examines large infrastructure development across the regi....

Vimarsha: ‘India’s North-East: From Periphery to the Core’

As a part of Vivekananda International Foundatio’s (VIF) longest running series of lectures, Vimarsha, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, Minister of Finance and Health, Government of Assam, was invited to deliberate upon India’s strategically important Nor....

Interaction with Delegation from Research Institute of Indian Ocean Economies, Kunming, China

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted a delegation from the Research Institute of Indian Ocean Economies (RIIO), Kunming, China, led by Prof. Zhu Cuiping and comprised of Dr Liu Peng, Dr Li Yanfang and Dr Zhong Ai. The. Dr Arvind Gupt....

India’s Act East Policy and Chinese Perceptions

Last month, a multi-think tank delegation visited China to interact with Chinese think tanks on the current state of India-China relations and the way forward. Among many other issues the Chinese experts and scholars were very keen to discuss and ana....

VIF Delegation’s Visit to Myanmar

A VIF delegation led by Director, Gen NC Vij and comprising of Lt. Gen. Ravi Sawhney, Amb Ashok Kantha and Brig Vinod Anand visited Myanmar from 23 to 25 October 2016. Mr. NMP Jayesh ex-Singapore, an expert on trade and commerce represented the CII. ....

Interaction with Dr. David Brewster on Multilateral Engagements in the Indo-Pacific Region

Dr. David Brewster, a well known Australian maritime expert and author of ‘India as an Asia Pacific Power’, held a comprehensive interaction with the VIF’s strategic faculty on 07 September 2016 aimed at analyzing potentials for developing a tr....

Vimarsha: Northeast as the Backbone of India’s Act East Policy - A talk by Lt Gen (retd) Nirbhay Sharma

Vimarsha - VIF’s monthly series of talks on issues of contemporary strategic relevance - was held on 13 May 2015 with then Governor of Arunachal Pradesh His Excellency Lt Gen (retd) Nirbhay Sharma sharing his perspective on the development of the N....

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