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Indra Mani Pandey is India’s new Permanent Representative to UN

On July 1, 2020, diplomat Indra Mani Pandey was appointed as India’s next permanent representative to the United Nations. Highlights Indra Mani Pandey is a 1990 Indian Foreign Officer and is currently serving as an additional secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. He has so far served in Indian missions in Cairo, Islamabad, Kabul, ..

TCIL signs MoU with the Gambia for e-VBAB Network Project

Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd (TCIL) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Gambia for the participation of the country in the e-VidyaBharati and e-AarogyaBharati (e-VBAB) Network Project of the Union External Ministry of India. The Gambia is the 16th country to participate in the e-Network Project thus far. TCIL is the implementing agency ..

Raisina Dialogue – 2020

1. What is Raisina dialogue? Raisina dialogue is a multilateral conference organized in New Delhi annually by India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Observer Research Foundation. This dialogue is organized on the lines of Shangri-La Dialogue held in Singapore. The name “Raisina Dialogue” comes from Raisina Hill, an elevation in New Delhi that is home ..

Senior US Diplomat will be on a 3-day visit to India next week

The United State’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS), Alice Wells will be on a three-day visit to India from 15th January to 18th January where apart from meeting senior government officials of India she will also participate as a speaker in the Raisina Dialogue on Thursday, 16th January 10, 2020. Following the success of the ..

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2020

On 9 January 1915, Mahatma Gandhi returned to India from South Africa, to commemorate the return,  9th January was chosen to be celebrated as Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (Non-Resident Indian Day) in the year 2000 by the External Affairs Ministry of India with the aim to promote unity among the Indian diaspora and to mark the ..

‘Raisina Dialogue 2020’ from 14th-16th January in New Delhi

The multilateral conference that has emerged as India’s flagship conference since its inception in the year 2016 on geoeconomics and geopolitics is organized annually in New Delhi. In collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs, the Conference is organized by the Indian independent think tank- Observer Research Foundation (ORF).  The multi-stakeholder dialogue is structured for ..

Indo-Pacific Wing set up by Ministry of External Affairs

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has set up an Indo-Pacific division in the foreign office to integrate the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), ASEAN region and the Quad. The new division is a brainchild of foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale and is intended to give a coherent architecture to the Indo-Pacific policy. It is a ..

Pankaj Sharma appointed as India’s Ambassador to UN Conference on Disarmament

Pankaj Sharma has been appointed India’s Ambassador & permanent representative to United Nations Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. Sharma is currently the joint secretary (Disarmament and International Security Division) in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). He will replace Amandeep Gill.