Neighbourhood Studies
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....

Book Discussion on India’s Economic Miracle and Nepal

On the 23rd of March, the Vivekananda International Foundation organized a virtual book discussion on “India’s Economic Miracle and Nepal”. The session began with a series of introductory remarks by Mr. Prakash Man Singh, Member of Parliament a....

Col (Dr) Guru SadayBatabyal (Retd), Politico-Military Strategy of the Bangladesh Liberation War, 1971 Routledge, 2021, PP 314, ISBN: 978-0-367-32268-7 (hbk), INR – 1210/-

Fifty years of the Bangladesh Liberation War has been celebrated this year. It is appropriate that a path-breaking book be published during the Liberation War celebration. This book should be of immense interest to the defence and strategic community....

An Analysis of ASEAN’s Special Envoy Visit to Myanmar

As Cambodia takes over as the Chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2022, the visit of Cambodia’s Foreign Minister, Prak Sokhonn as ASEAN’s Special Envoy to Myanmar marks an important development in the current crisis-rid....

India-Bangladesh Bonhomie at 50: 1971 and the Present

For Bangladesh and India, the past year has been about celebrating 50 years of Bangladesh and commemorating the iconic event, the Liberation War of Bangladesh, one that irreversibly changed the political landscape of South Asia. While much scholar....

Report on the Virtual Book Discussion “The Janajatis of Nepal”

On 21st February 2022 Vivekananda International Foundation organised a virtual book discussion on “The Janajatis of Nepal” authored by Professor Hari Bansh Jha. The welcome address was delivered Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director, Vivekananda Internation....

बेकाबू होती श्रीलंकाई अर्थव्यवस्था; आइएमएफ से मदद की गुहार

श्रीलंका में छाई आर्थिक मंदी हाल के दशकों में सबसे खराब है, जिसने कई परिवारों को गरीबी के मुंह म....

Sri Lanka Integrated Country Strategy

On 27th January 2022, Vivekananda International Foundation organised a discussion on Integrated Country Strategy: From Sri Lanka Diplomatic Missions in India (2021/2023). In the last few months, India-Sri Lanka Relations have seen significant ....

Virtual Talk on India-Bhutan Relations

A virtual talk was organised by the Vivekananda International Foundation on 21 October 2021 on India-Bhutan Relations. The talk delved upon the following areas. The foundation of India-Bhutan diplomatic bilateral ties was laid in 1968 with the op....

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