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Wednesday, 15th July, 2020

Gautam Bambawale

Gautam Bambawale

Gautam Bambawale was a member of the Indian Foreign Service from 1984 to 2018. He was India’s Ambassador to Bhutan, Pakistan and China. Bambawale was stationed in Washington DC in 2004-07 during the Indo-US nuclear deal which transformed ties between the two countries. He has been India’s first Consul General in Guangzhou (China) 2007-09. He was Director of the Indian Cultural Centre, Berlin 1994-98. Ambassador Bambawale worked in the Prime Minister’s Office 2002-04. At the Ministry of External Affairs, he was Joint Secretary for East Asia from 2009-2014. Bambawale has dealt with China for 15 years of his 34 year diplomatic career. He is currently Distinguished Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Symbiosis International University, Pune. He is also a Senior Adviser for the cab aggregator firm, Ola.

Session

Chinese Whispers

Gautam Bambawale and Suhasini Haidar in conversation

Former Indian ambassador to China Gautam Bambawale and National Editor and Diplomatic Affairs Editor of the Hindu Suhasini Haidar speak of India China equations in terms of history and geopolitics and examine the changing posture and calibrated aggression of the Chinese Dream