Dr. V.S.Seshadri appointed as first Ambassador of India to Slovenia.

October 03, 2006

Dr. V.S.Seshadri(IFS:1978), currently Minister in the Embassy of India Washington, has been appointed as first Ambassador of India to Slovenia.

Ambassador V.S. Seshadri 
Vice Chairman, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS)

Dr. V.S. Seshadri did his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (1973-78). Currently, Vice-Chairman, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi, Dr Seshadri joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1978. He was Ambassador of India to Slovenia, Ljubljana, (2007-2010) and Ambassador India to Myanmar, Yangon (2010-2013).

Dr. Seshadri also served as Minister (Commerce) in Embassy of India, Washington DC (2003-06); Joint Secretary in-charge of WTO matters in Ministry of Commerce (1999-2003);  Joint Secretary (ITP) Ministry of External Affairs (1998-99); Counsellor and Deputy Permanent Representative of India to ESCAP (1993-97); and Director (SAARC) in Ministry of External Affairs (1997). 

The earlier assignments of Dr. V.S. Seshadri included: Third Secretary and subsequently Second Secretary in High Commission of India, Nairobi (1980-83); Under Secretary (UN), Ministry of External Affairs (1983-86); First Secretary (Trade Policy) in Indian Mission to European Community in Brussels (1986-89); and First Secretary & Counsellor (Commerce) in Embassy of India in Tehran (1990-92).

Dr Seshadri  has contributed a number of articles and discussion papers which include: “The Changing Face of India’s External Trade”,  Vol. XLIV, No. 35, August 29, 2009, Economic and Political Weekly; “Evolution in India’s Regional Trading Arrangements,” Vol. 43, No. 5 (2009), Journal of World Trade; “Economic Diplomacy Challenges in the New Decade”, Vol. 5, No. 2, April-June 2010, Indian Foreign Affairs

Journal; “Accessing US Footwear Market: Participation in World Shoe Association Fairs” (Chapter 8) in the book Economic Diplomacy: India’s Experience,  edited by K.S. Rana and Bipul Chatterjee; “An Invitation from a Neighbour”, The Hindu, 20 April 2013;  RIS Discussion Paper No. 182 on Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), July 2013;  RIS Discussion Paper No. 185 on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), November 2013; and “Three deals that can change the world”, The Hindu, 7 October 2013. He is proficient in English, Hindi, and Tamil.

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