A VIF delegation led by Gen (Retd) N C Vij, former Chief of Army Staff and Dean, Centre for Defence Studies, VIF; Lt. Gen. (Retd) R. K. Sawhney, former Deputy Chief of Army Staff and Distinguished Fellow, VIF and C D Sahay former Secretary, R&AW and Distinguished Fellow, VIF visited Israel from August 27-30, 2013 at the invitation of Galilee International Management Institute (GIMI) to participate in a security seminar.
The GIMI delegation was led by Chairman Maj. Gen. (Retd) Baruch Levy and the Institute Director Joseph Shevel and included a range of experts on strategic issues, Middle East and Gulf/ West Asian affairs. The VIF delegation focused its formal presentations on the Security Scenario in South and South East Asia, developments in Afghanistan and implications of growth of Islamic fundamentalism/ global terrorism as well as security and economic challenges in the Indian Ocean and Asia Pacific regions.
Besides attending the seminar at the GIMI, the VIF delegation also had extremely useful discussions with a team of professional at the Center for Policy Research, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with the Director General, Ministry of International Affairs and Strategy in the office of the Prime Minister. The discussions were extremely interesting and informative.
It may be recalled that earlier in April 2013, a delegation of GIMI had paid a similar visit to VIF.