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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.
Shri V. Muraleedharan, MoS External Affairs, delivering Keynote Address at the ICWA-VIISAS International Webinar on ‘New Horizons in India-Vietnam Relations’, 7 October 2020
Shri V. Muraleedharan, MoS External Affairs, delivering Keynote Address at the ICWA-VIISAS International Webinar on ‘New Horizons in India-Vietnam Relations’, 7 October 2020

President ICWA

Hon'ble Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu 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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