About the Event

India Foundation convened a uniquely comprehensive six-day Workshop on India’s Foreign Policy in New Delhi, from January 28 - February 01, 2018. The event brought together, asparticipants, 70 aficionados of Indian foreign policy: researchers, academicians, and practitioners, from across India, from India’s neighbouring countries, and from key partner nations. The course-structure for the Workshop was well - rounded to cover major Thematic Issues and vital Bilateral Relationships in India’s foreign policy. The sessions were addressed by senior practitioners and thought leaders in cluding Union Ministers of the Government of India, national leaders, experienced diplomats(serving and retired), domain- specialists and Delhi-based Ambassadors of several nations. Inaddition, this Foreign Policy Workshop deployed innovative mechanisms to facilitate in-depth analysis and interaction through Breakout Sessions, Panel Discussions, Foreign Policy Labs and Mini-Workshops on selected issues.

Academic Council


  1000 hrs to 1100 hrs

Inaugural Session

History : A Vital Foundation of India’s International Relations
M J Akbar, Hon’ble Minister of State for External Affairs, Government of India
  1430 hrs to 1530 hrs

Session with ASEAN Ambassadors

Jawed Ashraf, High Commissioner of India to Singapore
Pradeep Rawat, Ambassador of India to Indonesia
Nagma Mallick, High Commissioner of India to Brunei Darussalam
  1200 hrs to 1330 hrs

India – Af-Pak Relations

Vivek Katju, Former Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
Amar Sinha, Former Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
  1430 hrs to 1600 hrs

India-China Relations

Ashok Kantha, Director, Institute of Chinese Studies, India
Harsh Pant, Professor, International Relations, King's College London, UK
  1615 hrs to 1715 hrs

India-EU Relations

Ranjan Mathai, Former Foreign Secretary, India
Rahul Roy Chaudhury, Senior Fellow for South Asia, IISS, UK
  0930 hrs to 1100 hrs

India-US Relations

Baijayant Jay Panda, Member of Parliament, India
Ashok Malik, Press Secretary to the President of India
  1545 hrs to 1645 hrs

Role of Indian Diaspora

Vijay Chauthaiwale, In-Charge, Foreign Affairs Department, Bharatiya Janata Party
Dr. Dhyaneshwar Mulay Secretary (Consular Passport, Visa and Overseas Indian Affairs), Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India