Kanwal Sibal

Kanwal Sibal has over 40 years of diplomatic experience. He has served as India’s foreign secretary, as ambassador to Turkey, Egypt, France and Russia, and as deputy chief of mission in Washington, DC. From 2008, he sat on India’s National Security Advisory Board. Sibal is currently a board member of the New York-based East-West Institute, an executive council member of the Vivekanand International Foundation, and is also an adviser to the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum. He has written more than 500 articles for major Indian and foreign publications. Sibal is a grand officer of France’s Ordre National du Merite and has received the Padam Shree award (India) and the Contributions to International Cooperation award (Russia).


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