- Aug 20, 2010
VIF is as close to a nationalist deep state as it can get.Indian think tank but seems got very much influence in our foreign policy as Ajit Doval is former director of this think tank -
This is where Vasudev Kutumbakam is discussed -
It's composed of some of the smartest minds in the country. Most ideologues are from either IB, RSS and some other intelligence agencies and are creme-de-la-creme of these agencies and groups. RSS in itself might look like a clueless boy-scout association, but the folks that come in here are there because the traditional Sangh way does not let them break glass ceilings.
I met a gentleman from here in Delhi quite many years ago. We had a hearing of His Holiness and he was present there as a Sangh member. At that time, I had no idea about our commonality, these dangers that we face collectively, the Dharmic collective union against external forces, or what VIF was. His name was Jagat something and he gave some amazing insights on the kind of thinking we all need to have.
BTW This was before PM Modi Ji came to power.