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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  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.


Recent activities during the past few years is given below.


For Events held in earlier years (2005 to 2011),  Please Click here



Events  2014-15



22 Apr 2014


Dr. T. Ramasami, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology spoke on “The Science & Technology perspectives in Indian Foreign Policy".

21 May 2014

Shri Ashok Chawla, Chairman Competition Commission and former Finance Secretary spoke on "Global Business and Competition Law".  

18 Jun 2014

Ambassador Bimal Sanyal Memorial Medal Award Ceremony - at the Validictory Function of the 2012 Batch of I.F.S. at the Foreign Service Institute, New Delhi. Ms. Gitanjali Brandon receiving the award from the Foreign Secretary.  .. Details

22 Aug 2014

Dr. Prodipto Ghosh, Former Secretary, Environment and Forest, Government of India, presently Distinguished Fellow at TERI and  Member of the National Expert Committee on Climate Change, spoke on "The Rationale for India’s position on Climate Change Negotiations”.

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24 Sep 2014


Shri Rajiv Jain, Special Director, Intelligence Bureau, spoke on "Cyber Security".

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28 Oct 2014


Ambassador S. K. Lambah spoke on “Afghanistan: The Way Forward”.

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4 Dec 2014

Ms. Sujata Mehta, Secy(ER & DPA) 

Ms. Sujata Mehta, Secretary (ER&DPA), Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, spoke on “Current Issues in Economic Diplomacy”.

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 06 Feb 2015


Shri Nitin A. Gokhale, FM Cariappa Chair, USI of India, New Delhi, spoke on “Re-energising Indian Defence Establishment: The way forward”

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11 Mar 2015


Ambassador Rajiv Dogra will speak on “Do borders have to bleed? – A presentation on his recent book on Indo-Pakistan relations.


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19 Mar 2015


Foreign Secretary Dr. S. Jaishankar addressed the members of the Association. He spoke on "India's Foreign Policy Priorities and Approach"

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25  Mar 2015  


Annual General Meeting of the Association

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Events  2013-14



23 Apr 2013


Shri P.S. Raghavan, Special Secretary (DPA & AD), Ministry of External Affairs spoke on "Development Partnership Administration: Streamlining the Delivery of India's Development Assistance"

30 May 2013

Dr. Sreeradha Datta, Director of the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata, (MAKAIAS) spoke on 'Coming to Terms with History and Islam: Current Developments in Bangladesh', with additional remarks by Ambassador Rajeet Mitter, former High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh.

7 Jun 2013



Ambassador Bimal Sanyal Memorial Medal Award Ceremony - at the Validictory Function of the 2011 Batch of I.F.S. at the Foreign Service Institute, New Delhi .. Details

12 Aug 2013


Shri Salman Khurshid, Hon'ble Minister of External Affairs  addressed the members of the Association

26 Sep 2013


Mr. T. N. Ninan, Chairman, Business Standard Ltd, spoke on ‘The Implications for India of Recent Economic Developments at Home and Abroad’.

18 Oct 2013

Ambassador Sharat Sabharwal, till recently India’s High Commissioner in Islamabad spoke on "The State of Play in Pakistan"

27 Dec 2013


Ambassador Jayant Prasad, former Ambassador of India to Afghanistan, spoke on ‘Prospects for Afghanistan in 2014’ 

29 Jan 2014


Vice Admiral Anup Singh, former Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command, spoke on ‘'India's Maritime Domain: Opportunities, Challenges and Security Imperatives”.

27 Feb 2014


Smt. Sujatha Singh, Foreign Secretary, addressed the members of the Association


18 Mar 2014


Shri M. Hamid Ansari, the Hon'ble Vice President of India led a Roundtable Discussion on 'The Evolving Situation in West Asia'.


18 Mar 2014

Annual General Meeting of the Association


21 Mar 2014

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



Events  2012-13



2 May 2012


Prof. Srikanth Kondapalli, Professor and Chairperson, Centre for East Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi spoke on “Leadership Transition in China at the 18th Party Congress”, followed by short remarks by Shri Nalin Surie, former Ambassador to China.

17 May 2012

Award of Ambassador Sanyal Memorial Medal / Prize to the 2010 Batch of the IFS


28 May 2012


Gen. N. C. Vij, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM (Retd), Former Chief of Army Staff and Former Vice-Chairman of National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) spoke on “India’s Defence Preparedness and the Way Forward”.

22 Aug 2012

H.E U Zin Yaw, Ambassador of the Union of Myanmar, spoke on “Myanmar Moving Forward”. The Guest speaker’s presentation was followed by short remarks by Shri Rajiv Bhatia, former Ambassador to Myanmar

26 Sep 2012

Dr. Vijay Sakhuja, Director (Research), ICWA, spoke on “The Arctic and India”. His presentation was followed by remarks by Shri Shyam Saran, Dr. Arvind Gupta, DG, IDSA and Dr. Uttam Sinha, Fellow, IDSA

29 Oct 2012

Dr. N. Manoharan, Senior Fellow, Vivekananda International Foundation, New Delhi, spoke on "India - Sri Lanka Relations - a Reality Check", which was followed by short remarks by Ambassador Leela K. Ponappa.

30 Nov 2012

H. E. Mr. Tariq Ahmad Karim, High Commissioner for the People's Republic of Bangladesh to India spoke on India - Bangladesh Relations. This was followed by short remarks by Ambassador Deb Mukharji.

18 Jan 2013

Foreign Secretary, Shri Ranjan Mathai, spoke to the Members of the Association


15 Mar 2013


Annual General Meeting of the Association



3 Apr 2013

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

Events  2011-12



25 Apr 2011

Ambassador C.R. Gharekhan spoke on “The West Asian Mess”

23 May 2011

Prof. Savita Pande spoke on "Pakistan - Post Abbottabad"

29 Jun 2011

Award of Ambassador Sanyal Memorial Medal / Prize to the 2009 Batch of the IFS:



4 Aug 2011

Mr. Vijay Kranti, Journalist and Mr. N.S. Mathur, Legal Counselor spoke on ‘Developments in Tibet leading to recent elections’, and, ‘The legal position of Tibet vis-à-vis India and China’ respectively.

7 Sep 2011

Mr. S.K. Lambah spoke on “Problems confronting Afghanistan and India’s role in the development of the country” followed by Dr. Ved Pratap Vaidik, Journalist who spoke on “Future of Afghanistan”.

8 Nov 2011

H.E. Mr. Akitaka Saiki, Ambassador of Japan in New Delhi spoke on “India-Japan relations and the broader situation in East Asia.

29 Dec 2011


Dr. Shankar Acharya, Hon. Professor, ICRIER, New Delhi spoke on “World Economic Outlook: Implications for India”

20 Jan 2012

Annual address by Foreign Secretary, Shri Ranjan Mathai

19 Mar 2012

Annual General Meeting of the Association

28 Mar 2012

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


Last updated on June 01, 2015