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India-Russia Chamber of Commerce   Mr Shashank
   Former Foreign Secretary
   Government of India
   Date of Birth – 27 July 1944
   Joined Indian Foreign Service in 1966

Last assignment

Foreign Secretary (from 1st December, 2003 to 31st July, 2004)
Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
Responsible for India’s external economic relations, including ITEC
Looked after Asia-Pacific affairs, ARF, BIMST-EC and India’s relations
with Southeast Asia, Koreas and Pacific regions.
Work relating to Indian Council of World Affairs
Ambassador of India to Copenhagen, Denmark
(March 1999 – May 2001)Ambassador of India to
Seoul, Republic of Korea (Nov. 1994 – January 1999)
Ambassador of India to Tripoli, Libya and concurrent accreditation as
High Commissioner of India to Malta (May 1991 – October 1994)
Joint Secretary (CPV) and Chief Passport Officer of the Government of India (March 1986 – May 1991)
Minister (Political) and Deputy High Commissioner of India in Islamabad, Pakistan (September 1982 – March 1986)
Handled economic and social work relating to United Nations in the Ministry and was also posted at the Indian Mission in New York. (Jan 1974 – July 1978)Held senior positions in the Indian Missions in Brussels, Hanoi & Cairo
M.Sc. (Physics) with First Position in the University in April, 1963. Taught graduate classes from July 1963 to April 1966.
At present Mr Shashank is associated with many National & International forums & is holding the following positions:
He is a Commentator on International Affairs
President- Indian Council for International Cooperation ( ARSP)
Patron- India - Russia Chamber of Commerce
President- India - South Korea Friendship Society
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