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L-R: Amb. Vijay Thakur Singh, DG, ICWA; Shri Harsh Vardhan Shringla, G-20 Chief Coordinator & Former Foreign Secretary; Amb. Shahidul Haque, Former Foreign Secretary, People’s Republic of Bangladesh at the Special Lecture on “Bangladesh's Foreign Policy”, 23 August 2022.
L-R: Amb. Vijay Thakur Singh, DG, ICWA; Shri Harsh Vardhan Shringla, G-20 Chief Coordinator & Former Foreign Secretary; Amb. Shahidul Haque, Former Foreign Secretary, People’s Republic of Bangladesh at the Special Lecture on “Bangladesh's Foreign Policy”, 23 August 2022.
L-R: Dr. C Raja Mohan, Senior Fellow, Asia Society Policy Institute; Amb. Vijay Thakur Singh, DG, ICWA; Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs, MEA; H.E. Mr. Simon Wong Wie Kuen, High Commissioner of Singapore to India; Dr Prabir De, Professor, RIS at the International Conference to Commemorate Thirty Years of India-ASEAN Relations “Geopolitical Shifts and Opportunities: New Horizons in India-Southeast Asia Relations”, 20-21 July 2022.
L-R: Dr. C Raja Mohan, Senior Fellow, Asia Society Policy Institute; Amb. Vijay Thakur Singh, DG, ICWA; Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs, MEA; H.E. Mr. Simon Wong Wie Kuen, High Commissioner of Singapore to India; Dr Prabir De, Professor, RIS at the International Conference to Commemorate Thirty Years of India-ASEAN Relations “Geopolitical Shifts and Opportunities: New Horizons in India-Southeast Asia Relations”, 20-21 July 2022.
Shri V. Muraleedharan, Minister of State for External Affairs, Government of India, delivered the video message on the occasion to Commemorate ‘AFRICA DAY’ held at ICWA, 23 May 2022.
Shri V. Muraleedharan, Minister of State for External Affairs, Government of India, delivered the video message on the occasion to Commemorate ‘AFRICA DAY’ held at ICWA, 23 May 2022.
L-R: Amb. Vijay Thakur Singh, DG, ICWA; Honourable Dr. S. Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister, Government of India; Amb. Rajiv Bhatia, Distinguished Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies Programme at Gateway House at the Book Launch of  India-Africa Relations: Changing Horizons, 17 May 2022..
L-R: Amb. Vijay Thakur Singh, DG, ICWA; Honourable Dr. S. Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister, Government of India; Amb. Rajiv Bhatia, Distinguished Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies Programme at Gateway House at the Book Launch of India-Africa Relations: Changing Horizons, 17 May 2022..
L-R: Amb. Vijay Thakur Singh, DG, ICWA; Shri Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Foreign Secretary, MEA, GOI; Dr. V. K. Paul, Member, Niti Aayog; Shri Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary (Health and Family Welfare), GOI; Shri Dammu Ravi, Secreatry (ER), MEA, GOI at the Book Launch of ICWA-MEA Publication “Indian Diplomacy and COVID response”, 21 April 2022.
L-R: Amb. Vijay Thakur Singh, DG, ICWA; Shri Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Foreign Secretary, MEA, GOI; Dr. V. K. Paul, Member, Niti Aayog; Shri Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary (Health and Family Welfare), GOI; Shri Dammu Ravi, Secreatry (ER), MEA, GOI at the Book Launch of ICWA-MEA Publication “Indian Diplomacy and COVID response”, 21 April 2022.
L-R: Honourable Dr. S. Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs, Government of India, Lord Dean Godson, Director, Policy Exchange, Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, United Kingdom at the First India-U.K. Strategic Futures Forum, 31 March 2022.
L-R: Honourable Dr. S. Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs, Government of India, Lord Dean Godson, Director, Policy Exchange, Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, United Kingdom at the First India-U.K. Strategic Futures Forum, 31 March 2022.
Dr. S. Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister, Government of India, presented a photograph of Former President of Viet Nam Ho Chi Minh addressing ICWA on 7 February 1958 to H.E. Vuong Dinh Hue, President, National Assembly of Viet Nam, 17 December 2021.
Dr. S. Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister, Government of India, presented a photograph of Former President of Viet Nam Ho Chi Minh addressing ICWA on 7 February 1958 to H.E. Vuong Dinh Hue, President, National Assembly of Viet Nam, 17 December 2021.
Clockwise: Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs, GOI, Ms. Riva Ganguly Das, Secretary East, MEA, GOI, Ambassador Vijay Thakur Singh, DG, ICWA & Dr. Gatot Hari Gunawan, Acting Secretary General, IORA at 8th Indian Ocean Dialogue on Post Pandemic Indian Ocean, 15 December 2021
Clockwise: Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs, GOI, Ms. Riva Ganguly Das, Secretary East, MEA, GOI, Ambassador Vijay Thakur Singh, DG, ICWA & Dr. Gatot Hari Gunawan, Acting Secretary General, IORA at 8th Indian Ocean Dialogue on Post Pandemic Indian Ocean, 15 December 2021
H.E. Sheikh Hasina, Hon’ble Prime Minister, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, delivered the video message at  'Maitri Diwas: 50th Anniversary of India – Bangladesh Diplomatic Relations', 6 December 2021.
H.E. Sheikh Hasina, Hon’ble Prime Minister, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, delivered the video message at 'Maitri Diwas: 50th Anniversary of India – Bangladesh Diplomatic Relations', 6 December 2021.
H.E. Mr. K.M. Khalid, Honourable State Minister of Culture, Government of Peoples Republic of Bangladesh delivering his Remarks at Maitri Diwas, 6 December 2021.
H.E. Mr. K.M. Khalid, Honourable State Minister of Culture, Government of Peoples Republic of Bangladesh delivering his Remarks at Maitri Diwas, 6 December 2021.
Shri Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Foreign Secretary, MEA, GOI, delivering his Address at Maitri Diwas, 6 December 2021.
Shri Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Foreign Secretary, MEA, GOI, delivering his Address at Maitri Diwas, 6 December 2021.
Special Lecture by H.E. Mr. Nikola Selaković, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia on India-Serbia Relations: State of Play and Future Potential, 20 September 2021
Special Lecture by H.E. Mr. Nikola Selaković, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia on India-Serbia Relations: State of Play and Future Potential, 20 September 2021
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Book Launch - "A Bangladesh War Commentary" by U. L. Baruah by Hon’ble Dr. Hasan Mahmud, Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Government of Bangladesh, 7 September 2021.
Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India and President of the Council, chairing the meeting of the Governing Body of the Council on 3 July 2021.
Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India and President of the Council, chairing the meeting of the Governing Body of the Council on 3 July 2021.

President ICWA

Hon'ble Vice President of India, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar is ex officio President of Indian Council of World Affairs.

Director General ICWA

Ambassador Vijay Thakur Singh Director General Indian Council of World Affairs (24 July 2021 onwards)

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Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in all publications of the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) are of the members of the Research Faculty and do not reflect the opinions of the Council or any of its office bearers.

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