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Members of the Council (April 2016)
1 Shri M. H. Ansari
President of the Council
Hon’ble Vice President of India

2 Smt. Sushma Swaraj
Vice-President of the Council
Hon'ble Minister of External Affairs
Ministry of External Affairs

3 Dr. Shashi Tharoor
Hon’ble Chairperson
Parliamentary Standing Committee of the
Ministry of External Affairs

4 Shri Sitaram Yechury
Hon’ble Member of Parliament(Rajya Sabha)

5 Shri Nalin Surie
Director General
Indian Council of World Affairs

6 Smt. Kirron Kher
Hon'ble Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha)

7 Shri Palanivel Kumar
Hon'ble Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha)

8 Shri Raghav Lakhanpal
Hon'ble Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha)

9 Shri Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy
Hon'ble Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha)

10 Shri Prathap Simha
Hon'ble Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha)

11 Shri Janardan Dwivedi
Hon'ble Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha)

12 Shri Piyush Goyal
Minister & Hon'ble Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha)

13 Shri K.C. Tyagi
Hon'ble Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha)

14 Shri Salman Haidar, IFS (Retd.)
Former Foreign Secretary

15 Shri Shashank, IFS (Retd.)
Former Foreign Secretary

16 Shri Chinmaya R. Gharekhan, IFS (Retd.)

17 Ambassador C.V. Ranganathan, IFS (Retd.)

18 Lt. Gen (Retd.) Shamsher Singh Mehta

19 Shri Sheel Kant Sharma, IFS (Retd.)

20 Prof. Upendra Baxi

21 Dr. Mridul Hazarika
Vice Chancellor
Gauhati University

22 Prof. Suranjan Das
Vice Chancellor
University of Calcutta

23 Prof. Girijesh Pant
Former Dean
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

24 Prof. Deepak Nayyar
[formerly at JNU]

25 Prof. Varun Sahni
Professor in International Politics, SIS, JNU

26 Ambassador Chandrashekhar Dasgupta, IFS (Retd.)

27 Admiral Sureesh Mehta, PVSM, AVSM (Retd.)
Chairman, National Maritime Foundation

28 Shri Alwyn Didar Singh
Secretary General
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry

29 Shri D.S. Rawat
Secretary General
Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry

30 Ms. Shobhana Bhartia
Chairperson, HT Group

31 Shri Rajeev Mehrotra
Chairman & MD
RITES Ltd.

32 Shri Yaduvendra Mathur
Chairman & Managing Director
Export-Import Bank of India

33 Dr. G. S. Saun
Member-Secretary, Indian Council of Social Science Research

34 Lt. Gen. P.K. Singh, PVSM, AVSM, (Retd.)
Director
United Services Institution of India

35 Shri N. Ravi
Editor-in- Chief, The Hindu

36 Shri Jawhar Sircar
CEO
Prasar Bharati Secretariat

37 Air Marshal (Retd.) Naresh Verma
Director
India International Centre

38 Dr. Pratap Bhanu Mehta
President & Chief Executive
Centre for Policy Research

39 Shri Jayant Prasad
Director General
Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

40 Dr. S. Jaishankar
Foreign Secretary,
Ministry of External Affairs
41 Dr. Sumeet Jerath
Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser,
Ministry of External Affairs & FA, ICWA

42 Shri Amarendra Kathua
Dean(FSI),
Ministry of External Affairs

43 Shri G. Mohan Kumar
Defence Secretary,
Ministry of Defence

44 Prof. Ashutosh Sharma
Secretary,
Dept. of Science and Technology
Ministry of Science and Technology

45 Shri Narendra Kumar Sinha
Secretary,
Ministry of Culture

46 Shri Vinay Sheel Oberoi
Secretary,
Department of Higher Education
Ministry of Human Resource Development

47 Shri Rajiv Gauba
Secretary,
Ministry of Urban Development