Hardeep Singh Puri
Hardeep Singh Puri has had a distinguished four-decade career in diplomacy spanning both the bilateral and the multilateral arena. He held Ambassadorial level posts in the United Kingdom, Brazil and as India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in both Geneva and New York. He presided over the UN Security Council in August 2011 and November 2012, and chaired its Counter-Terrorism Committee. He is the author of Perilous Interventions: The Security Council and The Politics of Chaos. He is presently Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs.