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From 1 April 2015 till 31 March 2019


The Association holds one meeting each month (Except during the months of June and July), when a scholar / expert is invited to speak on a subject of contemporary relevance.


The Association, with the co-operation of the Foreign Service Institute of the Ministry of External Affairs and the family of Late Ambassador Bimal Sanyal, a distinguished member of the Service, also administers the award of “Ambassador Bimal Sanyal Memorial Prize / Medal”, for the Best IFS Officer Trainee each year and a Silver medal for the Best dissertation.


The years activities come to an end with the AGM and the Annual Dinner.


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Photo Gallery of Recent Events

2015 - 16

2016 - 17



Events  2018-19



10 April, 2018: Dr. C. Raja Mohan, Director of Carnegie India, spoke on 'India's Neighbourhood Policy'. 


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27 Sep 2018: Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Hon'ble Minister of State (IC), Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, spoke on “Sovereignty and the State: Impact on the global order" 


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8 May, 2018: Shri Sanjeev Sanyal, Principal Economic Adviser to the Government of India,  spoke on "The Indian in the Indian Ocean: A brief maritime history"


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20181008a.jpg8 Oct 2018: Ambassador Pankaj Saran, Deputy National Security Adviser, spoke on "Current state of Indo-Russian relations"


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31 May, 2018: Presentation of the  Ambassador Bimal Sanyal Memorial Medal / Prize by Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Hon'ble Minister for External Affairs.



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27 Nov 2018: Ambassador K.S. Bajpai spoke on "Father, Son and Sikkim - Some explorations in Statecraft".

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8 Aug 2018: Ambassador M.K. Rasgotra, Former Foreign Secretary,

spoke on “India's Foreign Policy - Issues and Challenges"


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18 Jan 2019:  Shri T.N. Ninan, Author and well-known Journalist spoke on “Indian Economy - Past, Present and Future.”

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Events  2017-18


 2 May 2017: Panel discussion on "Developments in the 'Indo - Pacific' Region and Options for India". Panelists:  Ambassador Biren Nanda, Ambassador Rajiv Kumar Bhatia and Ambassador Ashok Kumar Kantha.


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29 May, 2017: Presentation of the  Ambassador Bimal Sanyal Memorial Medal / Prize by Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Hon'ble Minister for External Affairs.


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30 May, 2017: Ambassador Ranjit Rae, a member of the Association and till recently the Ambassador of India to Nepal, spoke on “Situation in Nepal and its relations with India"


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14 Jul 2017: At a function organised under the aegis of the Association of Indian Diplomats and the Embassy of Hungary, Hon'ble Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari releasied the English translation of the book ‘Hungary an Adventure’ authored by Late Ambassador M.A. Rahman. The Chief Advisor to the Prime Minister of Hungary, Dr. Geza Szocs, the Ambassador of Hungary to India, Mr. Gyula Petho were also present

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04 Aug, 2017: To felicitate outgoing Hon’ble Vice President of India and Mrs Ansari, the Association of Indian Diplomats organised a dinner reception at Sapru House , New Delhi.


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5-Sep, 2017: Discussion on “Securing India’s Borders - by an expert panel led by Lt. Gen. P.K. Singh PVSM, AVSM (Retd.) Director, United Service Institution of India (USI)


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4 Oct, 2017: Panel discussion on ‘A new paradigm in India-EU relations” by Ambassador Bhaswati Mukherjee and Ambassador Dinkar Khullar.


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10-Nov, 2017: Prof. P.R. Kumaraswamy, Professor, Centre for West Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University spoke  on "India Israel relations in the context of the situation in West Asia


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8 Dec 2017: Dr.  Sanjaya Baru, Secretary General, FICCI spoke on “Indian Business and Diplomacy”


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9 January 2018: :Ambassador Talmiz Ahmad spoke on "Geopolitics of Energy and India's Quest for Energy Security"

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21 Mar 2018: AGM of the Association


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Events  2015-16



13 Apr 2015

Ambassador C. R. Gharekhan spoke on "Developments in Yemen and Regional Security"

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29 May 2015

Dr. R B Grover, Member of the Atomic Energy Commission and Vice Chancellor, Homi Bhabha National Institute spoke on: "Civil Nuclear Programme: the Last One Decade and Near-future Outlook".

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Full Text of the Article, based on the lecture, from the Indian Foreign Affairs Journal, Vol. 10, No. 3, July - September 2015

4 Jun 2015

Ambassador Bimal Sanyal Memorial Medal Award Ceremony at the Valedictory Function of the 2013 Batch of I.F.S. at the Foreign Service Institute, New Delhi


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13 Aug 2015

The Association and FICCI concluded a MoU - an enabling framework for cooperation with FICCI on various matters.

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14 Aug 2015

Ambassador Shyam Saran spoke on "India's National Security Challenges".

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30 Sep 2015


Ambassador Jayant Prasad spoke on "Recent developments in Nepal".

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4 Nov 2015

Maj Gen PJS Sandhu (Retd), Deputy Director & Editor, United Services Institution of India (USI) spoke on "1962 – A View from the Other Side of the Hill".

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18 Dec 2015

Panel discussion on "Asian Security Architecture - Trends and Dynamics" with  Ambassador Shiv Shankar Menon as lead speaker, followed by Ambassador Eric Gonsalves and Ambassador Sanjay Singh.

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28 Jan 2016

Ambassador T. C. A. Raghavan, till recently High Commissioner of India to Pakistan spoke on "Pakistan: Recent Developments"


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26 Feb 2016

Panel discussion: Ambassador Ashok Kantha: “China today, its internal dynamics, its external posture and relations with India”; followed by Ambassador T C A Raghavan“China's role in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran”

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21 Mar 2016



Annual General Meeting of the Association

Events  2016-17



22 Apr 2016


Air Marshal M Matheswaran AVSM VM PhD (Retd), former Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff, presently President, Aerospace Business, Reliance Defence Limited, spoke on "Emerging Contours of Space Security: Options for India"

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Full Text of the Article, based on the lecture, from the Indian Foreign Affairs Journal, Vol. 11, No. 1, January - March 2016

16 May 2016 


Award of Ambassador Bimal Sanyal Memorial Medal/Prize for the 2014 Batch of the I.F.S. by Gen. (Dr.) V. K. Singh Hon'ble Minister of State for External Affairs, In the presence of Shri Amitava Tripathi, President of the Association of Indian Diplomats

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17 May 2016 

Shri Jitesh Khosla, IAS(Retd.) till recently Chief Secretary, Government of  Assam spoke on "North East India: A Turbulent Journey to Engagement with South East Asia"

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Award of Ambassador Bimal Sanyal Memorial Medal/Prize for the 2015 Batch of the I.F.S. by Gen. (Dr.) V. K. Singh Hon'ble Minister of State for External Affairs, In the presence of Shri Sanjay Singh, Vice President of the Association of Indian Diplomats

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23 Aug 2016


Ambassador Asoke Mukerji, till recently India's PR to the UN at New York, spoke on "Current State of UNSC Reforms".

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20 Sep 2016

Ambassador P.S. Raghavan, till recently Ambassador of India to Russia, spoke on "Twenty-five years after - the rise of the Russian Phoenix"

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26 Oct 2016

Ambassador Talmiz Ahmad spoke on "ISIS and the Scourge of Global Jihad: Challenges for India"

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24 Nov 2016


Ambassador Jaimini Bhagwati spoke on “Is the financial sector a vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity?"

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14 Dec 2016



H.E. Dr. Shaida Mohd. Abdali, Ambassador of Afghanistan to India spoke on  "The New Great Game in Central Asia and the pivotal role of Afghanistan."

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31 Jan 2017


Prof. Chintamani Mahapatra, Rector, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Professor of American Studies at SIS, spoke on "Change of Guard in the US: Possible Ripples Around the World"

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10 Mar 2017


Ambassador Neelam Dhamija Sabharwal and Professor S.D. Muni spoke on the topic, “A dialogue among civilizations – it is still not too late”. Hon’ble Vice-President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari graced the occasion and sharede his thoughts on the subject.

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22 Mar 2017


Annual General Meeting of the Association

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