On 20th September 2012, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted an interaction with Dr. Ing-Wen Tsai, former Chairperson of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Taiwan and Presidential Candidate from the DPP in January 2012. Dr. Tsai was accompanied by Mr. Antonio Chiang, columnist and former Deputy Director, National Security Council, Taiwan. H.E. Wenchyi Ong, Representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre in India was also present on the occasion.
The VIF team was led by its Director Mr. Ajit Doval, K.C. and comprised of Amb.P.P.Shukla, Jt.Director, Gen.(retd)N.C.Vij, Distinguished Fellow, Lt.Gen.(retd)Ravi Sawhney, Distinguished Fellow, Vice-Admiral (retd) Raman Puri, Mr. Sushant Sareen, Senior Fellow and Brig. (retd) Vinod Anand, Senior Fellow. Professor M.D.Nalapat, Honorary Director, Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal University also participated in the interaction.
The nearly two hour long discussion mainly focused on the Asia-Pacific region, on the Taiwan economy and on India-Taiwan relations and prospects for enhancing cooperation and growth.