Book Details

Book title: Selected Essays from the Vivekanand International Foundation
Author(s): Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee, PVSM, AVSM, YSM (Retd)
ISBN: 9788194283751
Publication Year: 2020
Binding: HB
Pages: 306
Price: Rs. 895 Rs. 671
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ABOUT THE BOOK

Over the past decade, the VIF has charted an academically independent path of research and analyses. The Foundation has thus been disseminating a vast stream of analyses of key developments and decision dilemmas concerning the nation to its wide circle of associates and readers. Non-partisan and balanced strategic objectivity, and conformity with India`s exalted native civilisational values being its fundamental competencies, it has earned a reputation for the highest level of credibility among national and international opinion as well as decision makers  which include governments, strategists and academia.


To commemorate the Tenth Anniversary of the Foundation, a selection of 15 articles of contemporary national concerns, along with analyses and prognoses, are presented in this volume after due revision and updating. Authored by the fraternity of VIF stalwarts, with a sprinkling of potential researchers, the topics chosen are diverse, and as the reader would find, the analyses are as concurrent today as when the papers were written in the past few years. The lead authors, of course, are among the top strategic thinkers of contemporary times—Shri S. Gurumurthy, Shri Satish Chandra, General N. C. Vij and Dr. Arvind Gupta, to mention just a few. As the reader will appreciate, each article goes a step ahead to look beyond the usual, mundane discourses.

ABOUT Author

Vivekananda International Foundation is a prominent and distinctive think tank, based in Delhi. Guided by the message of Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902), the VIF conducts research on a wide range of subjects covering international relations, national security, foreign policy, issues of defence, governance, economics, history and civilisation. The objectives of the VIF`s research are to promote nation building, encourage harmony in diversity, prioritise conflict avoidance and generate environmental awareness. An able team of researchers, defence, security and foreign policy experts, prominent academicians and eminent citizens help the VIF in its activities. The VIF’s messages are reflected in its publications.


As a premier geo-political, strategic and national security think tank, the VIF is committed to offer focused and expertly analysed issues of national salience for the discerning citizen, the polity, and for the decision-makers to take note.