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Amb. Anil Trigunayat is a member of the Indian Foreign Service. He has served in the Indian Missions in Cote d’Ivoire, Bangladesh, Mongolia, USA, Russia, Sweden and Nigeria, Libya and Jordan. In the Ministry of External Affairs he has worked in the Economic, West Asia and North Africa and Consular Divisions.

He also served as Director General/Joint Secretary for the Gulf & Haj Divisions in the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi. Thereafter, Mr. Trigunayat worked as Deputy Chief of Mission in the rank of Ambassador in the Embassy of India, Moscow

Prior to his superannuation in May 2016, he served as Ambassador of India to Jordan and Libya and High Commissioner to Malta (June 2012 – May 2016).

He is a post Graduate in Physics from the Agra/Kumaon University and also studied Russian History, Culture and Language at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. As a visiting fellow he also conducted research work on “WTO and Regional Trading Blocs” at the Oxford University.

He is a member of the All India Management Association/Delhi Management Association as well as that of Oxford and Cambridge Society of India and the Association of Indian Diplomats (former Ambassadors). He is also the Honorary Member of the International Trade Council, Brussels.

Contributions 
West Asian states' reactions to recent events in India Amb. Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF assesses, "West Asian states' reactions to recent events in India". The speaker identifies the impact areas in India-West Asia engagement and evaluates the response of the Indian government. ...

Turkey's Changing Dynamics with the GCC States Amb. Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF analyses "Turkey's Changing Dynamics with the GCC states". The speaker identifies Turkey's strategic interests in the Persian Gulf region and the core areas of conflict; elaborates on the reasons for ...

Recent Clashes in Jerusalem, West Bank and Israel Amb. Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF evaluates the recent clashes in Jerusalem, West Bank, and Israel. The speaker identifies the reasons for the recent uptick in attacks; the possibility of renewed Hamas-Israel conflict and assesses Rus...

The Conflicts that Just Don’t Go Away While the Russia-Ukraine war and the patriotic histrionics of Zelensky, obduracy of Putin and bluffing by the West and incongruity of Biden hog the limelight of media and the paparazzi across the spectrum, the forever wars especially in the Middle Ea...

Book Published / Book Reviews 
Evolving Security Dynamic in West Asia and India’s Challenges West Asia continues to churn festered by several hot spots including Libya, Syria, Yemen, and Iraq as Arab Spring 2.0 straddles the region forcing socio-economic reforms. The Middle East Process remains defunct as the Israel-Palestine conflict remain...

Outreach 
Russian supremacy and elusive peace in Nagorno-Karabakh Published in Madras Courier on 23 November 2020....

President Erdogan-led Turkey in troubled waters Publisahed in Financial Express on 9th September 2020....

Israel-Arab relationship: The woes of the West Bank Published in Financial Express on 12 September 2019....

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