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.

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US Withdrawal and Afghanistan’s Future President Trump in his State of the Union address on February 6th said “Great nations do not fight endless wars.” He added that America will accelerate negotiations for a political settlement.1 The formal announcement will e...

India and the World in 2019
Overview
With rising trade protectionism and uncertain oil prices, both the world economy and international trade will slow down. India with above 7 % GDP growth will be the fastest growing major economy in the world. However, it will fac...

President Trump’s Decision on US withdrawal: Middle East and the Afghanistan Situation President Trump announced on December 20 his decision to withdraw 2,000 US troops from Syria. He justified the decision on the ground that the Islamic State of Iraq & Syria (ISIS) has been defeated. Same time, the UN Security Council adopted Resoluti...

Brexit and the European Union Mrs. Theresa May’s victory in a poll of the Conservative party MPs by a margin of 200 - 117 revealed deep division within her own party on the Brexit issue. This made a vote on the floor of the House of Commons too risky. The vote scheduled for 11t...

George Bush – A Tribute George Herbert Walker Bush was the last US President who fought in the Second World War. He also presided over the demise of Cold War. He deftly used multilateralism to advance US national interests. The success of American led coalition in the first...

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