Though some countries like Russia gained a strong foothold in Central Asia and the Caucasus post-1991, India has been a late-comer. Gateway House interviews former Ambassador to Azerbaijan Debnath Shaw to discuss India’s energy interests in the region, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the TAPI pipeline.
Ambassador Debnath Shaw
HIGH COMMISSIONER OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDIA TO TANZANIA
Ambassador Debnath Shaw joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1984. Following a two-year training programme at various institutions and at the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, he served in Indian diplomatic missions in Hong Kong, Beijing (twice), Bonn and Dhaka. He was a visiting fellow at the South Asia Programme of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, in Washington, DC for six months in 2004-05. He has held the office of the Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of External Affairs from 2005 to end 2008. He served as the Indian Ambassador to Azerbaijan from December 2008 to May 2012 before he joined Dar es Salaam as the High Commissioner of India to Tanzania. Disclaimer: External experts are not affiliated with Gateway House and have been presented here for reference only.
Azerbaijan, bilateral trade, Central Asia, diplomacy, economics, energy, Tanzania
Last modified: December 21, 2017