'Sapru House', Barakhamba Road, New Delhi - 110001

Tel. and Fax: + 91 11 23359182    Email:


Past Events
1 April 2019 till Date


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


2019 – 2021

2 May, 2019:
  General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff  was  the Guest Speaker. He spoke on "India's Security Environment”

16 May, 2019:
Presentation of the Ambassador Bimal Sanyal Memorial Medal / Prize by Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Hon'ble Minister for External Affairs.

12 Sep, 2019:
 Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa, PVSM, AVSM,  YSM, VM, ADC spoke on  “Role of Indian Air Force in National Security”

5 Nov, 2019
.: Lt Gen (Retd) SL Narasimhan, Member of National Security Advisory Board (NSAB), Director General, Centre for Contemporary China Studies, spoke on "Wuhan Spirit to Chennai Connect"

18 Dec 2019:
Ambassador V. S.Seshadri spoke on “India and RCEP: What Next?”

15 Jan 2020:
Dr. Swapan Dasgupta, Member of Parliament,  spoke on "Awakening Bharat Mata: The Political Beliefs of the Indian Right"

11 Feb 2020:
Amb. K. Natwar Singh spoke on "India's Foreign Policy"

24 Jul 2020:
Presentation of the  Ambassador Bimal Sanyal Memorial Medal . Ambassador Bhaswati Mukherjee, President of the AID speaking on the occassion

8 Oct 2020: (Virtual Meeting)
Ambassador TP Sreenivasan and Ambassador Asoke Mukherjee spoke on . "United Nations @75"

6 Nov 2020: (Virtual Meeting)
Ambassador Ashok Kantha and Ambassador Sujan Chinoy deliberated on "India-China Relations on the brink'

12 Jan 2021 (Virtual Meeting):
Ambassador P. S.  Raghavan and Ambassador Navtej Sarna discussd "Biden Administration's Asia Policy with Special Emphasis on Trajectory of US-India Relations"



11 Feb 2021: (Virtual Meeting) Ambassador Gautam Mukhopadhya and Ambassador T. C. A. Raghavan spoke on "Developments in our Neighborhood", including Recent Developments in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Myanmar, Reaction to these Deployments from the Biden Administration - and Implications for India.



23 Mar 2021: (Virtual Meeting)
Ambassador R. K. Bhatia and Ambassador Bhaswati Mukherjee discussed "Developments and Challenges in the Indo-Pacific”



28 Apr 2021: (Virtual Meeting) Annual General Meeting of the Association. The new Managing Committee of the Association was elected at the meeting.


2021 – 22

21 May 2021:
(Virtual Meeting) Ambassador Ruchi Ghanshyam, Former High Commissioner of India to the U.K. spoke on "Indo-UK Relations and Trajectory of G-7"

24 June 2021:
Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd), PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM & BAR spoke on "India's Internal Security Situation in J&K and role of NDMA during the pandemic”

6 Aug 2021: 
Ambassador Bhaswati Mukherjee was in conversation with Ambassador TCA Raghavan, about her recent book “Bengal and its Partition - An Untold Story”

19 Oct 2021:
Ambassador Ranjit Rae spoke about his recently released book “Kathmandu Dilemma-Resetting India -Nepal Ties"

11 December, 2021: 
Ambassador DB Venkatesh Varma, till recently Ambassador of India to the Russian Federation, spoke on "21st India-Russia Annual Summit"

16 February 2022:
Ambassador Gurjit Singh spoke about India-Africa Relations and his recently published book 'The Harambee Factor'


2022 – 23

25 August 2022
: Ambassador Yash Sinha  spoke on "Sri Lankan situation and India".


13 September 2022: 
Presentation of Ambassador Bimal Sanyal Memorial Prize and Medal(s) to graduating Officer Trainees of IFS 2021 Batch.

22 September 2022:
Ambassador Rajiv Dogra presented his recent book “WARTIME: The World in Danger

6 December, 2022:  Ambassador Ajay Bisaria spoke o"Situation in Pakistan and India-Pak and India-Canada Relations".