Speaker Shyam Saran at ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018

Shyam Saran


Shyam Saran is a career diplomat who has served in Beijing, Tokyo and Geneva. He has also been India’s Ambassador to Myanmar, Indonesia and Nepal and High Commissioner to Mauritius. After a career spanning 34 years, Saran was appointed to Foreign Secretary in 2004 and held that position till his retirement in 2006. Subsequent to his retirement, he was appointed Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Indo-US civil nuclear issues and later as Special Envoy and Chief Negotiator on Climate Change. In 2011, Saran was awarded the Padma Bhushan for his contribution to Civil Service. Saran speaks and writes regularly on a variety of subjects. His book, How India Sees the World, was published in 2017.

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