Ambassador Kanwal Sibal

Former Foreign Secretary of India

Kanwal Sibal was Foreign Secretary to the Government of India from July 2002 to November 2003. His diplomatic career spans 41 years. He was India’s Ambassador to Turkey (1989-1992), Deputy Chief of Mission in the United States (1992-1995), with the rank of Ambassador, Ambassador to Egypt (1995-1998), to France(1998-2002) and to Russia (2004-2007). He was a member of India’s National Security Advisory Board from November 2008 to November 2010. Ambassador Sibal writes regularly for national journals and periodicals on international affairs. Disclaimer: External experts are not affiliated with Gateway House and have been presented here for reference only.
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India foreign policy, Indo-Russia relations, Nuclear proliferation, terrorism

Last modified: February 6, 2017

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25 January 2017 Gateway House

Revisiting India’s ‘Link West’ policy

The choice of the Crown Prince of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to be the chief guest at India’s 2017 Republic Day celebrations is an indication of the enhanced attention that the Indian government is according the Gulf countries. Many trade interests ally India to the UAE, but a deeper engagement is called for even as instability grows in the region