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Date: Saturday, June 24th, 2023
Time: 12.30 PM EST (Washington D.C.) | 10:00 PM IST
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You are cordially invited to Strategic Affairs Distinguished Lecture
Internal Implosion in Pakistan: Regional Security Implications; Saturday, June 24th, 2023, 12.30 PM EST; 10:00 PM IST
Ambassador G. Parthasarathy – Panelist Statement
Dr. A. Adityanjee, President
Council for Strategic Affairs
About the Lecture
About the Distinguished Panelists
Ambassador G. Parthasarathy
Chancellor, Central University of Jammu, and President, India Habitat Centre
Born on May 13, 1940, Gopala Swami Parthasarathy is a career Foreign Service Officer who retired from Service on May 31, 2000. Prior to his entry to the Indian Foreign Service Mr. Parthasarathy was a Commissioned Officer in the Indian Army (1963-1968), after having graduated with a B.E. Degree in Electrical Engineering from the College of Engineering, Guindy, Madras in 1962 He has served as Ambassador of India to Myanmar, 1992-95, High Commissioner of India to Australia 1995-98, High Commissioner of India to Pakistan 1998-2000 and High Commissioner of India, Cyprus 1990-92. He also served in Indian Missions abroad as Second/First Secretary, Embassy of India, Moscow (1969-1973), Deputy High Commissioner to Tanzania (1974-1976), Counsellor, (Political and Press), Embassy of India, Washington D.C., (1978- 1981); and Consul General of India, Karachi (1982-1985).
In New Delhi, Mr. Parthasarathy was Deputy Secretary in the Foreign Secretary’s Office (1976-1978). He has served as Spokesman, Ministry of External Affairs and Information Adviser and Spokesman in the Prime Minister’s Office with Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi (1985-90). He has been a member of Indian Delegations in several international conferences including summits at United Nations, Non-Aligned Movement and SAARC.
Mr. Parthasarathy is presently Chancellor of the Central University Jammu, President of the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi and Director in the India-Sri Lanka Foundation. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Centre for Air Power Studies in New Delhi. He was a Member of the Government of India’s Task Force to Review National Security Structures in India. He recently headed the Special Committee on Documenting, Narrating and Exhibiting Sardar Patel’s role in the Integration of Princely States and Unification of India. He is on the Panel of Experts from India for Track 2 Dialogue with Sri Lanka.
Ambassador Parthasarathy is a Columnist, writing for a number of newspapers, magazines and Academic Journals in India and abroad on foreign policy and national security issues.