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As part of the India & South Asia Program/Future of Diplomacy Project's second annual South Asia Week, India's former Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran will discuss his country's interests and challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.
Saran is a career diplomat who has served in significant positions in the Indian government for over three decades. He is the current chairman of the Research and Information Systems for Developing Countries (RIS) think tank and senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi. Saran last served as special envoy of the prime minister of India specializing in nuclear issues, and he also was the Indian envoy on climate change. Prior to this appointment, he was the foreign secretary for the government of India.