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.

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Mrs. May's Resignation and European Parliament Elections Mrs. May’s resignation on 24th May coincided with the European Parliament elections. The resignation was directly linked to Britain’s European Union (EU) policy, and her failure to get approval of British Parliament for the Brexit dea...

US Sanctions, Iran’s Response and worsening Oil Situation President Rouhani in a nationally televised speech on 8th May announced that Iran would not be temporarily performing some of its obligations under the nuclear deal or Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPOA). This is not withdrawal from th...

5G - Deliberating the Pros and Cons Data Pipe-Line of the Future Major telecom companies of the world are working feverishly to roll-out 5G or 5th Generation technology based advanced wireless systems. This will increase the speed of data transmission, will have faster resp...

Brexit, EU and future of Regional Integration The EU Summit on 21st March decided to extend the Brexit dead-line beyond 29th March. However, it set two dead-lines instead of one. A slightly longer dead-line of 22nd May is in case British Parliament approves the ...

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