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  • Jayant Prasad

    Director General
    Email: 
    dg.idsa@nic.in
    Phone: 
    +91 11 26146831
    Welcome Remarks by Jayant Prasad, Director General, IDSA
    Vote of Thanks by Shri Jayant Prasad, Director General, IDSA (Delhi Dialogue 2016)
    Welcome Remarks by Dr. Jayant Prasad at Delhi Dialogue VIII - Academic Session

    Jayant Prasad is Director General, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. He was India's Ambassador to Afghanistan, Algeria, Nepal, and the UN Conference on Disarmament, Geneva. At headquarters, in the Ministry of External Affairs, he served as Special Secretary (Public Diplomacy), and Head of the Americas and the Multilateral Economic Relations Divisions. He was Rapporteur of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights, Geneva (1986-87), Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University (1998-99), member of U.N. Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters (2005-07), and Visiting Scholar, Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania (2014-15). Before his 37-year public service career, he was lecturer in history, St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, after completing his studies at Modern School, St. Stephen’s College, and Jawaharlal Nehru University.

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    • India’s burgeoning relationship with Israel since January 1992 is an exemplar of India’s post-Cold War foreign policy practice. From a relationship described as ‘stillborn for 40 years’ to the broad-spectrum partnership a quarter century later, India–Israel relations ties have developed well, pushed by a rapid expansion of defence ties. The growth of the India–Israel partnership is a testimony to the sagacity shown by Indian and Israeli leaders in steering the relationship forward, despite the baggage of a fraught and convulsive neighbourhood.

      Strategic Analysis
    • Director General, IDSA, Shri Jayant Prasad’s commentary on South China Sea, titled ‘All at the South China Sea’ was published in the Op-Ed section of ‘The Hindu’ on August 1. 2016.

      August 01, 2016
      IDSA News
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