• 22 February, 2024
Geopolitics & National Security
Achal Malhotra
Achal Malhotra
Achal Malhotra is a former diplomat from the Indian Foreign Service. He served as the Deputy Permanent Representative of India to UN and International Organizations in Vienna,  India’s Ambassador to Armenia and  India’s Ambassador to Georgia. He was the Director, Delhi Policy Group (2012-14) . His books include ‘Prehistoric Mythological and Legendary Links India : Sri Lanka’ (2006),  ‘India – Armenia: So Far Yet So Close’ (2018) ; ‘The South Caucasus : Transition from Subjugation to Independence (Tracing India’ s Footprints)’ (2020).  He is a Distinguished Fellow (South Caucasus) Tillotoma Foundation.

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Deciphering Nancy Pelosi’s Visit to Armenia

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Nancy Peloci’s Avoidable Visit to Taiwan: Fall Out

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Russia-China Axis: Consolidation of Global Geo-strategic Polarisation

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