Amb D P Srivastava, Senior Fellow & Cluster Leader, VIF | Vivekananda International Foundation

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 
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...

Report of the UN High Commissioner on “Kashmir”: Promotion of Human Rights or creating a controversy? The High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussain submitted his Report on “Kashmir” on 14th June, 2018. The Report comes at a time when the Human Rights Council (HRC) has just begun its session in Geneva. The timing could be a coinc...

Changing Political Landscape in the Middle East President Trump’s announcement of US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal comes at a time, when the political landscape in the Middle East is changing fast. Hizbullah won the majority in Lebanon elections in early May. The Iraqi election results ...

Iran Nuclear Deal US President Trump’s decision to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal was partly expected in view of his campaign statements. It was nevertheless surprising. There were last minute attempts by the E-3 – France, Germany and the UK - to persuade Trump n...

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