Ambassador Anil Wadhwa has been a member of the Indian foreign service from July 1979 till may 2017. In this 37 year career with the Indian foreign service he has been ambassador of India to Italy & San Marino, Thailand, Oman and Poland & Lithuania and has served in Hongkong, Beijing ( twice) , permanent mission of India in Geneva and worked on deputation with the organisation for the prohibition of chemical weapons in The Hague where he headed their media and public affairs and government relations branches. Ambassador Wadhwa was head of the East Europe division in the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi and looked after relations with Russia and Eastern European countries. As Secretary ( east) in the ministry of external affairs he oversaw relations with ASEAN, South East Asia , Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, the GCC , Middle East and West Asia. He has attended a host of International conferences and was Indian delegate to the conference on disarmament in Geneva, first committee in New York as well as to the ASEAN, ASEM, ADMM , and small island states meetings like FIPIC. Ambassador Wadhwa has contributed a number of articles on foreign policy, disarmament and International security. He is fluent in Chinese and knows french. His wife Ambassador Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa has also been the Indian ambassador to Japan, Qatar, Sweden and Latvia. He was Senior Fellow, VIF form Jan 2018 to Oct 2018.

Contributions 
EU Strategy for Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific The European Union released its Indo-Pacific strategy covering the perspective of all 27 countries in April this year. The strategy is a balanced effort which aims to contribute to stability, security, prosperity and sustainable development in the In...

EU Foreign Policy and EU-India ties As the EU copes with several internal and external challenges amid COVID-19, join Amb. Anil Wadhwa and Dr. Himani Pant for a discussion on the broad contours of the EU's domestic and foreign policy and the trajectory of EU-India ties....

The Quad: Is Security the Galvanizer? The significance of the Quad Foreign Ministers meeting in Tokyo on 6 October 2020 lies in the fact that it happened in person despite the pandemic – last year the Quad foreign ministers had met on the margins of the UNGA. The level of this annual m...

The India - EU Summit: Implementation Remains the Key The Strategic Partnership between India and EU was forged in 2004. The precursor to this partnership was a Joint Political Statement (1993) and a cooperation Agreement (1994)both of which laid the basis of this partnership. India and EU also agreed o...

India gets Elected as a Non-permanent Member of the UNSC: A Busy Agenda Ahead On 17 June, India wascomfortably elected to the non- permanent seat of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the period of two years starting January 2021, receiving the endorsement from 184 out of the 192 countries who voted. In its last bi...

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India’s Foreign Policy: Surviving in a Turbulent World Written by foreign policy experts, academics and practioners, this book develops the frameworks and strategies for India’s foreign policy that can be adopted to meet the emerging challenges and non-traditional threats in the new world order. It stu...

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