Presently he is Senior Fellow & Cluster Leader at Vivekananda International Foundation. He was Indian Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran (2011-15). During his tenure, he led negotiations on Indian Participation in Chabahar Port. In past, he has served as Indian Ambassador to the Czech Republic (2008-11) and India’s High Commissioner to Malta. He joined Indian Foreign Services in 1978. After retirement, he served as Senior Advisor to ONGC Videsh Ltd for a year (2015-16). He holds post-graduate degree in Political Science and Governance.

Contributions 
Libya in Turmoil Nearly seven years after the revolution, Libya remains in the grip of civil war. The country’s ranking in terms of the UN Human Development Index has continued to fall from 43rd in pre-revolution period (2010) to 50th in the immediate post-revoluti...

The Tehran Summit The trilateral Summit of Iran, Turkey and Russia concluded in Tehran on 7th September with a reaffirmation of support for the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Syria. The Summit once again underlined the central role of Ru...

ईरान का परमाणु समझौता, तेल और अमेरिकी प्रतिबंध संयुक्त समग्र कार्य योजना (जेसीपीओए) के तहत गठित संयुक्त आयोग की बैठक 6 जुलाई को वियना में हुई। स...

Pakistan’s Elections and ‘Naya’ Pakistan? Election for Pakistan’s National Assembly saw Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Party doubling its vote share from 16.32 percent in the 2013 elections to 31.8 percent. Its seat share went up from 28 to 115. In case of Pakistan Muslim L...

Iran’s Nuclear Deal, Oil and US Sanctions A meeting of the Joint Commission established under Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) took place in Vienna on 6th July. The Joint Commission was set up as the mechanism to resolve any disputes arising out of implementation of the Iran nucle...

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