The Association of Indian Diplomats
 'Sapru House', Barakhamba Road, New Delhi - 110001

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 PAST EVENTS:  2005 - 2011

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 also holds a full day Seminars from time to time.  An Annual Lecture by a dignitary is the high point of the activities of the Association. The Association, with the co-operation of the Foreign Service Institute of the  Ministryof 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 Medal”, a Gold medal for the Best IFS OfficerTrainee each year and a Silver medal for the Best dissertation. The years activities come to an end with the AGM and the Annual Dinner.


Pat activities during 2005-11 is given below. Please  Click here  for details of activities after 1 April 2011.

Past Events  2010-11



28 Apr 2010

[Late] Shri K. Subrahmanyam spoke on “Prospects for a Nuclear Weapon Free World”.

25 May 2010

Internal Discussion on 'Left Wing Extremism - Challenges and Solutions'

14 Jun 2010

Ms. N. Subhashini, of the 2008 Batch IFS,  received the Ambassador Bimal Sanyal Memorial Gold (and Silver) medals from Smt. Nirupama Rao, Foreign Secretary.

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25 Aug 2010

Shri Shyam Saran spoke on “Recent Developments in Nepal: The Way Forward”.  

7 Sep 2010

Smt. Nirupama Rao, Foreign Secretary addressed the members of the Association.

23 Sep 2010

Briefing by Shri A. N. Ram and other members of the 'focus group on Nepal'

19 Nov 2010

Shri Ramaswamy R. Iyer: “Our Water Future”.

21 Dec 2010

[Late] Prof. V. P. Dutt  “India – China relations - post Wen Jiabao visit”.

11 Mar 2011

'Annual Lecture' of the Association - Shri M. Hamid Ansari, Hon'ble Vice President of India spoke on "The Challenges to Indian Diplomacy in the 21st Century"

Full Text of Address

19 Mar 2011

Annual Dinner of the Association at 'Akash' Air Force Mess, New Delhi

24 Mar 2011

Annual General Meeting of the Association

Past Events  2009-10



30 Apr 2009

'Half-day-in-house-seminar' on "Regional Security Environment - A Five Year Perspective”, with the co-operation of the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA)

25 May 2009

'In-house-seminar' on "Regional Security Environment - A Five Year Perspective” with the co-operation of  the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) (Continuation of the April 30 Event)

26 May 2009

Award of Ambassador Sanyal Memorial Medals: Ms. Satwant Khanalia, of the 2007 Batch IFS, winner of the Gold Medal. with Ambassador K. V. Rajan, President, A.I.D., Dean FSI, Mme. Sanyal and Shri Nalin Surie, Secretary (W), MEA, New Delhi.

17 Aug 2009

Seminar on "Internal Security Challenges and their Linkages with Regional Security” .Lt. Gen. Satish Nambiar (Retd), till recently the Director of the United Service Institution of India, New Delhi and Shri Ajit Kumar Doval, former Director of the Intelligence Bureau were the Guest Speakers. Vice Admiral P. K. Das and Shri Dr K. S. Subrahmanian, IPS(Retd) were the external discussants.

3 Oct 2009


Smt. Nirupama Rao, Foreign Secretary addressed the members.

27 Nov 2009

H. E. Mr. Jérôme Bonnafont, Ambassador of the Republic of France, spoke  on “French Perspectives on Global Challenges – Old and New”.

19 Dec 2009

Lord Meghnath Desai delivered a special talk on “India and the Emerging Non-Polar World Order”.

8 Jan 2010

The Annual Lecture of the Association for 2009-10,  delivered by Prof Lord Bhikhu Parekh (Baron Parekh) on "India's Place in the World".



(Full Text of the Lecture)

20 Mar 2010

Talk by H.H. The Dalai Lama at Vivekananda International Foundation, San Martin Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.

29 Mar 2010

AGM and Annual Dinner.

Past Events  2007-08



13  Apr  2007

H.E. Dr. David Malone, High Commissioner for Canada to India. ‘The UN Security Council: Boom and Bust ?’

21 May 2007

Prof. Abdul Nafey, Professor of LA and Caribbean Studies, S.I.S., JNU, New Delhi. ‘Political Developments in Latin America – Economic Populism or National assertion?’

28 Jun 2007

Presentation of 'Ambassador Bimal Sanyal Memorial Medals': Ms. Muanpuii Saiawi, IFS Ptrainee officer of 2005 batch, receiving the  medals from Shri Lalu Prasad Yadav, Hon'ble Minister for Railways.[details of the event]

31 Aug 2007

Air Marshal (Retd) Vinod Patney, former Vice Chief of Air Staff, “Approach, Conduct and Aftermath of the Kargil Operations – lessons for the future”

27 Sep 2007

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Higazy, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, New Delhi “Middle East – the way forward”.

22 Oct 2007

Reception / Dinner in honour of Shri M. Hamid Ansari, Hon'ble Vice President of India

29 Nov 2007

Justice J. S. Verma, Former Chief Justice of India - “Judicial Activism: Constitutional Legitimacy”. 

14 Dec 2007

In house discussion on the proposed 'Indo-US accord' on Civilian Nuclear Cooperation

16 Jan 2008

Dr. M. R. Srinivasan, Former Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission'Indo-US accord' on Civilian Nuclear Cooperation

23 Feb 2008

Annual Seminar in cooperation with the India International Centre - Hon'ble Vice President Shri M. Hamid Ansari inaugurating the Seminar.
Speech by The Hon'ble Vice President

4 Mar 2008

Annual Lecture:  Smt. Ila Bhatt,President, SEWA
“The Globalising Local: SEWA Journey”

20 Mar 2008:

Annual Dinner: Chief Guest, Shri E. Ahamed, Minister of State for External Affairs,
Speech by MoS, MEA

26 Mar 2008

Annual General Meeting

29 Mar to

4 Apr 2008

Visit of A.I.D. Delegation to Pakistan.

Past Events  2008-09



29 Apr 2008

Mr. B. G. Verghese:  "Meeting the Challenge of Water with Growing Numbers and Climate Change"

19 May 2008

Shri Siddharth Varadarajan, Strategic Affairs Editor,  'The Hindu' and Ambassador Deb Mukherji:  "Recent Developments in Nepal - Implications for the Region"

13 Jun 2008

Presentation of 'Ambassador Bimal Sanyal Memorial Medals':

21 Aug 2008

H.E. Mr. C.R. Jayasinghe, High Commissioner for Srilanka to India:  "The 15th SAARC Summit and its impact on cooperative bilateral relations in South Asia"

29 Sep 2008

Prof. P. Stobdan, Senior Fellow, IDSA, New Delhi: "The Tibetan Question"

31 Oct 2008

Dr. R. R. Subrahmanian: "The '123 Agreement' - the way ahead"

6 Dec 2008

Shri Shivshankar Menon, Foreign Secretary

21 Jan 2009

Shri Amit Baruah, Foreign Editor, Hindustan Times, New Delhi and Ambassador Deb Mukharji:  “Recent Elections in Bangladesh – implications for the region”

5 Feb 2009

 Annual Lecture: HE Mr. Kamalesh Sharma Secretary General of the Commonwealth: "Managing Change and Diversity in a Compacting World"

30 Mar 2009

Annual General Meeting and Annual Dinner.

Past Events 2005-06



27 Apr 2005

Shri N. N. Vohra, Special Representative of the Government of India for J&K
“Current Situation in Jammu & Kashmir” 

27 May 2005

Shri Arun Bharat Ram, Past President and Shri N. Srinivasan, Director General of C.I.I.
“ Economic Diplomacy”

17 Aug 2005

Shri Onkar Kanwar, President,  Shri Amit Mitra Secretary General   F.I.C.C.I.
 “Economic Diplomacy”
(Lunch Meeting at FICCI)

27 Sep 2005

Prof. Robert Goldman, Formerly Chairman of the South Asian Studies Centre, UCBerkely 
"New trends in India – US relationships”

28 Oct 2005

Shri K.Padmanabaiah,
Government of India’s Representative for Naga Peace Talks
 “Naga Peace Talks – Is a negotiated political settlement possible and desirable?” 

18 Nov 2005 

Shri Ved Marwah,
Former Governor
“ The Role of Governors” 

27 Dec 2005 

Shri Shiv Shanker Menon,
High Commissioner of India to Pakistan
“Latest Trends in Indo – Pak relations”

15 Jan 2006

Shri Shyam Saran,
Foreign Secretary 
 India's  relations with her neighbors

25 Feb 2006

Full day seminar
(in collaboration with the IIC)
'Economic Diplomacy"

7 Mar 2006

Annual Lecture:
Shri Tarun Das, Chief Mentor of the Confederation of Indian Industries
 “India and the World – An Industry’s point of view”

22 Mar 2006

Annual Dinner
Chief Guest: Dr. Karan Singh, M.P., and President of  ICCR

“Cultural Diplomacy” - Speech by Dr. Karan Singh

31 Mar 2006

Annual General Meeting

Past Events 2006-07



26 Apr 2006

Shri V. Krishnamurthy, Chairman of the National Manufacturing Competitive Council
"Manufacturing and globalization of Indian Economy"

29 May 2006

Shri K. Santanam, former D G, IDSA, former Chief Advisor (Technology) DRDO
"Some Aspects of the Indo – U.S. Nuclear Deal”

23 Jun 2006

Presentation of 'Ambassador Sanyal Memorial Medals'
(Jointly hosted by the A.I.D., F.S.I. and I.C.W.A.)

17 Aug 2006

Lt. Gen. Satish Nambiar, PVSM, AVSM, VrC (Retd), Director of the United Service Institution of India,
“Current Crisis in the International Collective Security Mechanism and the Future of the UN"

27 Sep 2006

H.E. Mr. David Danieli, Ambassador of Israel to India
"Recent developments in West Asia”

30 Oct 2006

Dr Sanjaya Baru, Media Adviser to the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India
“Strategic Consequences of India's Economic Performance”.

25 Nov 2006

Shri Shivshankar Menon, Foreign Secretary

23 Dec 2006

Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia
"Indian Economy : Increasing Opportunities and New Challenges"

7 Feb 2007

Annual lecture:
President Dr. Abdul Kalam
"Past meets the present and creates the future"

24 Feb 2007

Full day seminar (in collaboration with the IIC)
‘Defence, Security and Diplomacy’ 

12 - 13 March  2007

A.I.D. - CRRID (Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development) Joint Seminar at Chandigarh
'Foreign Policy and Role of Media'

28 Mar 2007

Annual General Meeting and Annual Dinner. Chief Guest:  Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Minister for External Affairs
Speech by EAM

Updated: Thursday, 25 April 2013