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Round Table at the VIF on Elections 2019 by Dr. A. Surya Prakash, Chairman, Prasar Bharti

During the course of the elections, Dr. A Surya Prakash visited the states of Karnataka, Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal to understand how the people were voting. He shared his impression and insight during two round table...

Round Table Discussion on Elections-2019

A round table discussion was held at the VIF to discuss the various aspects of Election 2019. Dr A Surya Prakash, Chairman Prasar Bharti, led the discussions. The participants expressed their concern at the growing role of money and muscle in the...

Dr. Shashi Bala’s Talk on ‘Silk Route: A Bridge between India and China’

In her fourth lecture of the series, Dr. Bala spoke about the small kingdoms situated on the Silk Routes that connected China and India through a vast expanse of desert. Kashgar as a centre of Vedic learning and Khotan as a centre of Buddhist...

Think Tank Dialogue on the Quadrilateral Grouping: The ‘Quad-Plus Dialogue’- 2019, Sydney, Australia, February 19-21, 2019 (Report)

(A Track 1.5 dialogue hosted by think tanks from Australia, India, Japan, and the U.S., and Quad-Plus Partner France) Participants: Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), Japan Institute for International Affairs (JIIA), The Heritage...

Calls for De Escalation and Dialogue Smack of Defeatism and Lack of Resolve

In the aftermath of the game changing and highly successful Balakote strike, undertaken by the IAF on 26th February, in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan and the unsuccessful aerial attack attempted by the PAF in J&K on 27th February...

India-Tajikistan Relations: The Security Factor

India and Tajikistan share great historical and cultural relations. Tajikistan was a part of Kushana and Persian Empires which had close cultural linkages with the Indian subcontinent. During the Islamic rule in India, Persian language and Sufism...

VIF-JINF Seminar on ‘India-Japan Partnership in an Uncertain Era’

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized a seminar on 6th February 2019 for a senior delegation visiting from Japan Institute of National Fundamentals (JINF) led by President Yoshiko Sakurai. The seminar was attended by senior...

US-China Trade War: Analyses of Deeper Nuances and Wider Implications

… China is unsatisfied with the degree of accommodation offered by the US and the US is uncomfortable with the strategic demands made by China … US wants China to reduce its trade deficit … an unrealistic request given the time it would take to...

Prospects for India–China Maritime Cooperation

Introduction The keynote address of Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered at the Shangri-La Dialogue on June 01, 2018, succinctly spelt out India’s Indo-Pacific strategy between the “shifting plates of global politics and the fault lines of history...

Current International Order in Flux: Opportunities and Threats

Early this year, a Rand Corporation researcher wrote: “…. we find specific causal evidence that the elements of the order (International Order) were either a necessary condition or a strongly contributing variable to realising values ranging from...

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