[Policy] India's Ties with South Korea and East Asia


H.E. Vishnu Prakash, Indian Ambassador to Korea, will present a lecture entitled ‘India’s Ties with South Korea and East Asia: Present and Future’ at Asia Society Korea Center’s Monthly Luncheon Series. Since the bilateral ties between India and Korea were established in 1973, two countries have made a great progress in promoting strategic alliances, and finally in 2010, they formally agreed to upgrade their relations to the level of a ‘Strategic Partnership’. At the multilateral level, while regional security faces a huge challenge because of North Korea’s growing nuclear ambitions, India is trying to enhance multifaceted cooperation with East Asian countries to address the security issues and foster economic prosperity.

Ambassador Series
Part 3: India's Ties with South Korea and East Asia: Present and Future 

Guest Speaker:
H.E. Vishnu Prakash, Ambassador, Embassy of India

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Lotte Hotel Seoul, Charlotte Suite, 36th Floor

RSVP by Friday, March 15, 2013
Email: koreacenter@asiasociety.org

Members 30,000 won
Non-members 50,000 won
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CV of the Ambassador, H.E. Vishnu Prakash

Date of Birth: 1 November 1956

Educational Qualifications: B.Com, LL.B (Gold medalist)

Mr. Prakash joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1981. After postings in Moscow and New Delhi he was assigned to New York where he handled Economic and Commercial matters.
In 1992 he was appointed Consul General of India in Vladivostok. Within a span of two years a dozen Indian companies set up offices in the Russian Far Eastern region and direct trade links were established.
He was Director in the Ministry of External Affairs, (MEA) looking after Nepal and Bhutan between 1994 and 1997 during which period he also did a three-month sabbatical with the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies in Hawaii (USA).
Mr. Prakash was next assigned as Counsellor (Political) first in Tokyo (1997-2000) and then in Islamabad (2001). In 2002 he was posted as Minister (Economic and Commercial) in Cairo. He actively promoted Indian investments in Egypt.
He assumed office of the Consul General of India, Shanghai in January 06 and served there till August 08, when he was appointed as Joint Secretary (XP) and Official Spokesperson of MEA in New Delhi. He demitted office in January 2012.
Ambassador Prakash moved to Seoul on 12 January 2012.
Amb. Prakash is married with two children. His wife Mrs. Neelam Prakash has a Master’s degree in Economics. She is a keen practitioner of Yoga and loves golf. His son Abhimanyu Prakash (30) is with a financial company in New York and his daughter Katya Prakash (26) is a medical student in Philadelphia

Interests: Amb. Prakash is fond of travelling, reading, Yoga and Golf


Event Details

Tue 19 Mar 2013
12 - 1:30 p.m.

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