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Biren Nanda, High Commissioner of India, Thursday 28 February

Biren Nanda addressed a private boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where he discussed “India in the Age of Globalisation”. This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by UGL Limited.

Mr. Biren Nanda
is the High Commissioner of the Republic of India to the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia since April 26, 2012. Mr. Nanda  explained how the interplay between India’s domestic situation and the changes in the international environment have shaped the contours of India’s domestic and foreign policies; how India approaches South Asia and its extended neighbourhood to the East and West, and the Indian Ocean region; India’s relations with major powers; India’s domestic situation and current political, social and economic outlook and India - Australia relations.

Upon completion of his post graduation in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics, Mr. Biren Nanda joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1978. Mr. Nanda has previously served as a diplomat in Indian Missions in Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Washington, D.C.,Tokyo and Jakarta. He was the Consul General of India in Shanghai from 1996-2000, Deputy Chief of Mission in the Embassy of India in Tokyo from 2000-2004 and Ambassador of India in the Republic of Indonesia from 2008-2012. Prior to taking up his assignment in Jakarta, Mr. Nanda was the Head of the Division in the Ministry of External Affairs which looks after relations between India and countries of Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

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