• 27 June, 2022
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Kanwal Sibal
Kanwal Sibal

Kanwal Sibal is a distinguished career diplomat who retired as Foreign Secretary to the Government of India. In 2017, the Government of India awarded him with the Padma Shri award for his distinguished services in the field of Public Affairs.


Articles Lists

India is Only Aligned to its National Interest

Our abstentions in the UN on various resolutions on the Ukraine conflict have exposed us to political attacks in the West. We are expected to join it in condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Our resistance to do so is being decried by opinion making circles in US and Europe and is said to be ca

India’s Diplomatic Boycott of the Winter Games – A Slap on China’s Wrist

China’s decision to make Army Colonel Qi Fabao who fought with Indian forces in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh in June 2020 an Olympic torch bearer at the Winter Games in Beijing this month violates many norms. It violates the Olympic spirit, which is to build peace in the world through sports. Choo

Amar Jawan Jyoti – Needless Controversy

The controversy over the decision to transfer the Amar Jawan Jyoti flame from India Gate to the National War Memorial (NWW) is entirely unnecessary. The Amar Jawan Jyoti (AJJ) commemorates the martyrs of the 1971 war, not the soldiers of undivided India who died fighting for the British in World War

Ukraine Crisis : India’s Position – ‘Take No Sides’

Rising tensions in Europe around Ukraine is adding to the geopolitical complexities facing the world today. With Covid-19 still causing ravages in Europe and the US this would hardly be the time to raise the spectre of a military conflict in the transatlantic space. Seen from a distant geography

The Russia-India-China (RIC) Dialogue – Assessing The Relevance

The Russia-India-China (RIC) dialogue, initiated by Russia, was originally intended as a counter to America’s triumphalism and unilateralism after the collapse of the Soviet Union that included NATO’s expansion eastwards to durably corner Russia geopolitically. The Yeltsin’s regime naiveté in

Delhi Declaration-Forging a Consensus on Afghanistan

The meeting of the National Security Advisers in New Delhi on November 10 had multi-layered significance. The initiative underlined India’s national security equities in Afghanistan. These equities are undeniable given the history of the subcontinent, the reality of terrorism and Islamic radica

Broader Non-security Quad Agenda Serves India’s Interests

The debate whether the Quad serves India’s security interests is current in strategic circles. More questions on its utility have been raised after the announcement of the Australia-UK-US (AUKUS) defence pact. Our approach towards Quad has always gone beyond security, despite it being framed as a