Lectures

The Distinguished Lecture Series programme was launched in February 2010. It involves lectures at major Indian universities by noted Indian diplomats on major foreign policy themes identified by the universities themselves.

The Arab Spring and West Asia: Challenges for India

The Arab Spring and West Asia: Challenges for India

Saudi Arabia is the leading source India’s oil requirements supplying 22%; its share has been steadily …
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Engaging Latin America and the Caribbean

Engaging Latin America and the Caribbean

Historically, Latin America has been a distant frontier. India’s diplomatic interaction with the …
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Arab spring: Supporting transition to democracy

Arab spring: Supporting transition to democracy

The events in the West Asia /North Africa region over the past year and a half have been complicated by …
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Indian foreign policy: overview and challenges

Indian foreign policy: overview and challenges

Permanent interests would dictate continuity in foreign policy; for this we need to have a clear …
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Indian Foreign Policy: Problems and Prospects

Indian Foreign Policy: Problems and Prospects

The fact that three out of the top four economies by 2050 would be Asian- China, India and Japan-, the …
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India and the neighbourhood

India and the neighbourhood

Each of India's neighbours are geographically separated from most of the others. India also dwarfs all …
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India and Global Security

India and Global Security

Speech by Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai on Building Global Security at the Institute of Peace and …
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‘India committed to voluntary and unilateral moratorium on nuclear explosive testing’

‘India committed to voluntary and unilateral moratorium on nuclear explosive testing’

Keynote Address by Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai at the Ministry of External Affairs – Institute for …
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India’s Security Policy; Shifting Paradigms and Emerging Frontiers

India’s Security Policy; Shifting Paradigms and Emerging Frontiers

India can never achieve global status unless it reaches out beyond its immediate neighbourhood to the …
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Launch of National Plan for trilingual Sri Lanka

Launch of National Plan for trilingual Sri Lanka

When different societies come together to build a cohesive social system and a nation, it is necessary …
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