Presently he is Distinguished Fellow 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 
Assassination of General Soleimani and geo-political tensions in the Gulf Assassination of Major General Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Al Quds Forces in an American strike at Baghdad airport in the early hours of 3rd January sent shock waves in the region. Iran declared 3 days mourning and flags are being flown at half...

Boris Johnson’s victory and Brexit Boris Johnson’s victory in last Thursday’s elections has secured an 80 member majority for the Conservative party, which won 365 seats as against 202 for the Labour party. This has given the Prime Minister free hand to negotiate Brexit with enhan...

Brexit and UK Elections The Brexit debate has spilled over from Parliament to vote in elections. British Prime Minister Johnson suffered an initial set-back when Parliament voted Letwin Amendment on 19th October to delay Brexit deal by a vote of 322 to 306 until after it ...

अनुच्छेद 370 का निरस्तीकरण, पाकिस्तान की प्रतिक्रिया अनुच्छेद 370 और 35, जिसके अंतर्गत जम्मू-कश्मीर को विशेष दर्जा दिया गया था, वे भारतीय संविधान के हिस्...

Drone Attack on the Saudi Installation and Tensions in the Gulf The attack on Saudi oil field in Khurais and refinery in Abqaiq on Sunday has knocked out 5.7 million barrel per day of oil supplies. This is half of Saudi daily oil production; it amounts to 5 percent of global oil supply. There have been attacks on...

Issue Briefs 
Pakistan: Nuclear Deterrence and Ideology The nuclear age coincided with the advent of the Cold War. The concept of deterrence evolved in the background of ideological divide. However, both sides kept nuclear deterrence insulated from ideological considerations. This pragmatism was born out ...

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