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India is rising. Consequently, its international profile, engagements and obligations have also grown significantly. There are newer, challenging and complex demands on India from the international community at every level that both arouse and strain, India’s aspirations and legitimate interests. This leads to an intense and absorbing debate within and outside India on the course that Indian foreign policy should chart and the position that India should take, or not take, on specific issues. While Indian policy makers and strategic community need to grasp and address these issues, the international community also is expected to understand India’s aspirations and imperatives of its global engagements.

Ever since its launch in February 2006, Indian Foreign Affairs Journal, a peer reviewed quarterly publication of the Association of Indian Diplomats has become an intellectually satisfying and analytically enriching forum for the examination of relevant but sensitive and complex issues of India’s foreign policy and relations. Such examination is undertaken by experienced decision makers, serious scholars and seasoned commentators. The Journal remains true to its  credo, publishing authors of widely divergent views, and at the same time, searching for unifying themes and principles in an era where these are especially hard to find. The Journal is thus filling a long-standing gap in the availability of insightful and credible literature in the field.

Besides in-depth scholarly and policy oriented articles, each issue of the Journal presents a Debate on one of the contemporary and contentious aspects of India’s foreign policy.

In addition, the Journal includes a special and unique section which brings out and preserves in  print, the hitherto unknown aspects of India’s diplomatic experience and policy initiative through its Oral History narrative, in the course of tête-à-tête with senior and highly experienced policy makers who have made decisive contributions in the evolution of the policy and its challenging issues. The Journal also reviews latest books on India’s foreign policy and its relations. Inevitably, articles published in Indian Foreign Affairs Journal shape the political dialogue for months and years to come





Prof. Chintamani Mahapatra

Rector, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and

Professor for American Studies, School for International Studies, JNU,

New Delhi



Amb. R. Rajagopalan

Past President, Member of the Executive Committee,

Association of Indian Diplomats, New Delhi



Dr. Preeti Singh

Ms. Seema Nambiar Venugopal



Dr. Vivek Mishra

Assistant Professor, Netaji Institute for Asian Studies,





(Reconstituted w.e.f from 1 April 2017 for a 2 year term)



Ex-Officio Members


Amb. Sanjay Singh

President, Association of Indian Diplomats, New Delhi


Amb. Pinak RanjanChakravarty

Vice President, Association of Indian Diplomats, New Delhi


Amb. Anil Trigunayat

Secretary, Association of Indian Diplomats, New Delhi


Amb. D. N. Srivastava

Treasurer, Association of Indian Diplomats, New Delhi




Nominated Members



Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi

Director General,

Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), 

New Delhi


Prof. Sanjay Chaturvedi

Professor of Political Science,

Department of Political Science, Panjab University, Chandigarh


Amb. Neelam Deo

Director, 'Gateway House'

Indian Council on Global Relations, Mumbai


Prof. Darvesh Gopal

Professor of Political Science,

Head, Centre for Gandhi and Peace Studies, and,

Coordinator of Australian Studies.

Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi


Dr. Rajat Kathuria,

Director & Chief Executive,

Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER),

New Delhi


Prof. G. Gopa Kumar

Vice Chancellor,

Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod


Dr. Arvind Gupta


Vivekananda International Foundation,

New Delhi


Prof. Abdul Nafey

(former Dean of Students, JNU)

Professor for Latin American Studies, School for International Studies,

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi


Amb. Jayant Prasad

Director General,

Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi


Lt Gen P. K. Singh, PVSM, AVSM (Retd)


United Services Institution of India, New Delhi


Amb. Nalin Surie

Director General,

Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi




International Advisers



Dr. David Malone

Rector of the United Nations University

(& Under Secretary General of the United Nations),

Tokyo, Japan


Amb. Ong Keng Yong

Executive Deputy Chairman,

Director, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies,

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies,

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Prof. T.V. Paul

James McGill Professor of International Relations,

McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Dr. Elizabeth Sidiropoulose

National Director, South African Institute of International Affairs,

Braamfontein, South Africa


Amb. Peter N Varghese AO

Chancellor, The University of Queensland

Brisbane, Australia

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