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H.E. Sihasak Phuangketkeow, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Thailand delivered Special Lecture on  ‘How Can Thailand & India Be Strategic Partners’ at Sapru House, 26 February 2024
H.E. Sihasak Phuangketkeow, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Thailand delivered Special Lecture on ‘How Can Thailand & India Be Strategic Partners’ at Sapru House, 26 February 2024
H.E. Dr. Kao Kim Hourn, Secretary-General of ASEAN delivered 48th Sapru House Lecture on ‘ASEAN-India Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in the Evolving Regional Architecture’ at Sapru House, 12 February 2024
H.E. Dr. Kao Kim Hourn, Secretary-General of ASEAN delivered 48th Sapru House Lecture on ‘ASEAN-India Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in the Evolving Regional Architecture’ at Sapru House, 12 February 2024
H.E. Mr. Dennis Francis, President, 78th UN General Assembly (UNGA) delivered 47th Sapru House Lecture on ‘Multilateralism for Peace, Prosperity, Progress and Sustainability’ at Sapru House, 24 January 2024
H.E. Mr. Dennis Francis, President, 78th UN General Assembly (UNGA) delivered 47th Sapru House Lecture on ‘Multilateralism for Peace, Prosperity, Progress and Sustainability’ at Sapru House, 24 January 2024
The Honourable Dato Seri Diraja Dr. Zambry Abd Kadir, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, visited Indian Council of World Affairs on 06 November 2023. He was received by Amb. Vijay Thakur Singh, Director General, ICWA. He interacted with ICWA Research Faculty and visited the Sapru House Library.
The Honourable Dato Seri Diraja Dr. Zambry Abd Kadir, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, visited Indian Council of World Affairs on 06 November 2023. He was received by Amb. Vijay Thakur Singh, Director General, ICWA. He interacted with ICWA Research Faculty and visited the Sapru House Library.
Her Excellency Ms. Karla Samayoa, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of The Republic of Guatemala delivering 46th Sapru House Lecture on ‘Empowerment of Women in Guatemala’ at Sapru House, 3 November 2023
Her Excellency Ms. Karla Samayoa, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of The Republic of Guatemala delivering 46th Sapru House Lecture on ‘Empowerment of Women in Guatemala’ at Sapru House, 3 November 2023
H.E. Raquel Pena, Vice President, The Dominican Republic delivering Sapru House Lecture on ‘The Dominican Republic and India: Natural Partners’ at Sapru House, 4 October 2023.
H.E. Raquel Pena, Vice President, The Dominican Republic delivering Sapru House Lecture on ‘The Dominican Republic and India: Natural Partners’ at Sapru House, 4 October 2023.
H.E. Smt. Meenakashi Lekhi, Honorable Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture, Government of India delivering keynote address at the Panel Discussion on “India-Cuba Relations: Present Trajectory and Way Forward” on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Fidel Castros Visit to India, 27 September 2023.
H.E. Smt. Meenakashi Lekhi, Honorable Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture, Government of India delivering keynote address at the Panel Discussion on “India-Cuba Relations: Present Trajectory and Way Forward” on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Fidel Castros Visit to India, 27 September 2023.
H.E. Bujar Osmani, Minister of Foreign Affairs, The Republic of North Macedonia and Chairman-in-Office of the OSCE delivering 44th Sapru House Lecture on “Policy of North Macedonia and Presidency of OSCE” at Sapru House, 31 August 2023
H.E. Bujar Osmani, Minister of Foreign Affairs, The Republic of North Macedonia and Chairman-in-Office of the OSCE delivering 44th Sapru House Lecture on “Policy of North Macedonia and Presidency of OSCE” at Sapru House, 31 August 2023
L-R: Amb. Vijay Thakur Singh, DG, ICWA & H.E. Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs, The Republic of Maldives at the 43rd Sapru House Lecture on “The Power of Small - The Maldives Story” at Sapru House, 11 July 2023
L-R: Amb. Vijay Thakur Singh, DG, ICWA & H.E. Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs, The Republic of Maldives at the 43rd Sapru House Lecture on “The Power of Small - The Maldives Story” at Sapru House, 11 July 2023
L-R: Amb. Vijay Thakur Singh, DG, ICWA; H.E. Enrique A. Manalo, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, The Republic of the Philippines; Amb. Ma. Teresita C. Daza, DG, FSI & Former Amb. of Philippines to India & Nepal at the 42nd Sapru House Lecture on Shared Values and Common Outlook - The Journey of Philippines-India Cooperation by Hon. Enrique A. Manalo, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, The Republic of the Philippines organized at Sapru House on 28 June 2023.
L-R: Amb. Vijay Thakur Singh, DG, ICWA; H.E. Enrique A. Manalo, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, The Republic of the Philippines; Amb. Ma. Teresita C. Daza, DG, FSI & Former Amb. of Philippines to India & Nepal at the 42nd Sapru House Lecture on Shared Values and Common Outlook - The Journey of Philippines-India Cooperation by Hon. Enrique A. Manalo, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, The Republic of the Philippines organized at Sapru House on 28 June 2023.
Ms. Emine Dzhaparova, First Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine delivering talk on
Ms. Emine Dzhaparova, First Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine delivering talk on "Russia's War in Ukraine: Why The World Should Care” at Sapru House, 11 April 2023
L-R: Amb. Vijay Thakur singh, DG, ICWA; Amb Gregory Logvinov, Deputy Secretary General, Shanghai Cooperation Organization; Amb. Dammu Ravi, Secretary ER, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India; Dr. Nivedita Ray, Director Research, ICWA at the Inaugural Session of the International Conference on Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Reconnect - Rejuvenate, 23-24 March 2023
L-R: Amb. Vijay Thakur singh, DG, ICWA; Amb Gregory Logvinov, Deputy Secretary General, Shanghai Cooperation Organization; Amb. Dammu Ravi, Secretary ER, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India; Dr. Nivedita Ray, Director Research, ICWA at the Inaugural Session of the International Conference on Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Reconnect - Rejuvenate, 23-24 March 2023
H.E. Mr. Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan delivering 41st Sapru House Lecture on “The Future of the Indo-Pacific – Japan’s New Plan for a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” – “Together with India, as an Indispensable Partner”, 20 March 2023
H.E. Mr. Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan delivering 41st Sapru House Lecture on “The Future of the Indo-Pacific – Japan’s New Plan for a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” – “Together with India, as an Indispensable Partner”, 20 March 2023
H.E. Mr. Csaba Korosi, President, 77th UN General Assembly (UNGA) delivered 40th Sapru House Lecture on “Solutions through Solidarity, Sustainability and Science at the UN” at ICWA, 30 January 2023
H.E. Mr. Csaba Korosi, President, 77th UN General Assembly (UNGA) delivered 40th Sapru House Lecture on “Solutions through Solidarity, Sustainability and Science at the UN” at ICWA, 30 January 2023
L-R: Mr. Atul Aneja, Editor, India Narrative; Ambassador Vijay Thakur Singh, DG, ICWA; Dr. Ausaf Sayeed, Secretary (CPV & OIA), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India; H.E. Mr. Wael Mohamed Awad Hamed, Ambassador of Arab Republic of Egypt to India; Amb. Navdeep Suri, Distinguished Fellow, ORF, Former Ambassador of India to Egypt and UAE & Mr. PS Jayaraman, Chairman, TCI Sanmar Chemicals at the Panel Discussion on ‘India-Egypt Ties in Changing Global Order’, 16 January 2023
L-R: Mr. Atul Aneja, Editor, India Narrative; Ambassador Vijay Thakur Singh, DG, ICWA; Dr. Ausaf Sayeed, Secretary (CPV & OIA), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India; H.E. Mr. Wael Mohamed Awad Hamed, Ambassador of Arab Republic of Egypt to India; Amb. Navdeep Suri, Distinguished Fellow, ORF, Former Ambassador of India to Egypt and UAE & Mr. PS Jayaraman, Chairman, TCI Sanmar Chemicals at the Panel Discussion on ‘India-Egypt Ties in Changing Global Order’, 16 January 2023
L-R: Prof. Binod Khadria, Professor (Retired), Jawahar Lal Nehru University; Amb. Virendra Gupta, President, Antar Rashtriya Sahayog Parishad; Amb. Vijay Thakur Singh, DG, ICWA; Dr. Ausaf Sayeed, Secretary (CPV & OIA), Ministry of External Affairs,Government of India; Amb. Anil Trigunayat, Former Ambassador of India to Jordon & Mr. Sushil Pandit, Working President, PIO Chambers of Commerce and Industry at the Panel Discussion on “Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2023 – Celebrating the Diaspora in an era of Amrit Kaal”, 4 January 2023
L-R: Prof. Binod Khadria, Professor (Retired), Jawahar Lal Nehru University; Amb. Virendra Gupta, President, Antar Rashtriya Sahayog Parishad; Amb. Vijay Thakur Singh, DG, ICWA; Dr. Ausaf Sayeed, Secretary (CPV & OIA), Ministry of External Affairs,Government of India; Amb. Anil Trigunayat, Former Ambassador of India to Jordon & Mr. Sushil Pandit, Working President, PIO Chambers of Commerce and Industry at the Panel Discussion on “Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2023 – Celebrating the Diaspora in an era of Amrit Kaal”, 4 January 2023
L-R: H.E. Mr. Aziz Baratov, Cd’A of the Republic of Uzbekistan to India; H.E. Mr. Lukmon Bobokalonzoda, Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan to India; Amb. Vijay Thakur Singh, DG, ICWA; Amb. Sanjay Verma, Secretary (West), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India; H.E Mr. Nurlan Zhalgasbayev, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to India & H.E. Mr. Azamat Seidibaliev, Cd’A of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan to India at the ICWA International Conference Commemorating 30th Anniversary of India-Central Asia Diplomatic Relations titled “Dynamics of India-Central Asia Relations: Scale & Scope”, 15 December 2022
L-R: H.E. Mr. Aziz Baratov, Cd’A of the Republic of Uzbekistan to India; H.E. Mr. Lukmon Bobokalonzoda, Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan to India; Amb. Vijay Thakur Singh, DG, ICWA; Amb. Sanjay Verma, Secretary (West), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India; H.E Mr. Nurlan Zhalgasbayev, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to India & H.E. Mr. Azamat Seidibaliev, Cd’A of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan to India at the ICWA International Conference Commemorating 30th Anniversary of India-Central Asia Diplomatic Relations titled “Dynamics of India-Central Asia Relations: Scale & Scope”, 15 December 2022
L-R: Amb. Vijay Thakur Singh, DG, ICWA; Dr. S. Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister, GOI & Vice President, ICWA; Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar, Honourable Vice President of India & President, ICWA; Shri P. P. Chaudhary, Honourable Chair, Parliamentary Standing Committee, MEA & Vice President, ICWA at the 20th Meeting of the Governing Council of ICWA held on 18 November 2022.
L-R: Amb. Vijay Thakur Singh, DG, ICWA; Dr. S. Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister, GOI & Vice President, ICWA; Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar, Honourable Vice President of India & President, ICWA; Shri P. P. Chaudhary, Honourable Chair, Parliamentary Standing Committee, MEA & Vice President, ICWA at the 20th Meeting of the Governing Council of ICWA held on 18 November 2022.
L-R: Ms. Geetika Srivastava, JS, IP,  Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India ; Amb. Vijay Thakur Singh, DG, ICWA; H.E Salman Al Farisi, Secretary General, IORA; H.E. Ina H. Krisnamurthi, Ambassador of Republic of Indonesia to India at the 39th Sapru House Lecture on 25 Years of  Indian Ocean Rim Association: Working towards a Prosperous, Sustainable and Peaceful Indian Ocean Region, 30 September 2022.
L-R: Ms. Geetika Srivastava, JS, IP, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India ; Amb. Vijay Thakur Singh, DG, ICWA; H.E Salman Al Farisi, Secretary General, IORA; H.E. Ina H. Krisnamurthi, Ambassador of Republic of Indonesia to India at the 39th Sapru House Lecture on 25 Years of Indian Ocean Rim Association: Working towards a Prosperous, Sustainable and Peaceful Indian Ocean Region, 30 September 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: 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.
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.
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.

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

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