Ambassador Anil Wadhwa has been a member of the Indian foreign service from July 1979 till may 2017. In this 37 year career with the Indian foreign service he has been ambassador of India to Italy & San Marino, Thailand, Oman and Poland & Lithuania and has served in Hongkong, Beijing ( twice) , permanent mission of India in Geneva and worked on deputation with the organisation for the prohibition of chemical weapons in The Hague where he headed their media and public affairs and government relations branches. Ambassador Wadhwa was head of the East Europe division in the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi and looked after relations with Russia and Eastern European countries. As Secretary ( east) in the ministry of external affairs he oversaw relations with ASEAN, South East Asia , Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, the GCC , Middle East and West Asia. He has attended a host of International conferences and was Indian delegate to the conference on disarmament in Geneva, first committee in New York as well as to the ASEAN, ASEM, ADMM , and small island states meetings like FIPIC. Ambassador Wadhwa has contributed a number of articles on foreign policy, disarmament and International security. He is fluent in Chinese and knows french. His wife Ambassador Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa has also been the Indian ambassador to Japan, Qatar, Sweden and Latvia. He was Senior Fellow, VIF form Jan 2018 to Oct 2018.

Contributions 
India gets Elected as a Non-permanent Member of the UNSC: A Busy Agenda Ahead On 17 June, India wascomfortably elected to the non- permanent seat of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the period of two years starting January 2021, receiving the endorsement from 184 out of the 192 countries who voted. In its last bi...

The Virtual Summit between India and Australia: how Significant? Connected by the Indian Ocean, Commonwealth, the English language and shared democratic values, Australia has never loomed larger in the Indian consciousness than in the last decade. The relationship has seen its highs and lows but here has been a st...

The China Factor in RCEP After seven years of negotiations, the 16 participating states in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement issued a statement on 4 November 2019 at Bangkok, conveying that 15 of the participating states had concluded text-base...

Budget 2019: Indian diplomacy needed a shot in the arm but budget flatters to deceive Union Budget 2019 India: Analysis reveals some notable facts: the MEA budget, from being close to 0.1% of India’s GDP in 2012-13, declined to 0.08% in 2018-19. Union Budget 2019 India: As the stature of India rises internationally, its diplomac...

Geo-strategic Outlook for the Indo-Pacific in 2019 The primary geopolitical challenges in 2019 in the Indo-Pacific will arise due to the changing relations between the USA and China. India, Japan, Australia, Islamic republic of Iran, Saudi Arabia and the Russian Federation will all contribute their b...

Book Published / Book Reviews 
India’s Foreign Policy: Surviving in a Turbulent World Written by foreign policy experts, academics and practioners, this book develops the frameworks and strategies for India’s foreign policy that can be adopted to meet the emerging challenges and non-traditional threats in the new world order. It stu...

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