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With the U.S. military drawdown in Afghanistan in 2014 and general elections in Pakistan this May, South Asian nations are developing policies and plans for a new era in the region’s politics. In this era, India's diplomacy is expected to play a particularly important role in shaping the region.
On April 12, Asia Society and George Washington University will host Ambassador Shyam Saran for remarks on “India’s Af-Pak Policy: 2014 and Beyond.” The Ambassador will also take questions.
Ambassador Shyam Saran is Chairman of the National Security Advisory Board of India. He previously served as Foreign Secretary, India’s highest ranking career diplomatic post. Subsequently, he served as Prime Minister Singh’s Special Envoy for Indo-U.S. Civil Nuclear Issues and Special Envoy and Chief Negotiator on Climate Change. Ambassador Saran joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1970, serving as Ambassador to Myanmar, Indonesia and Nepal, as well as High Commissioner to Mauritius.
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