Ambassador Biren Nanda
He has been India’s High Commissioner to Australia ( 2012-1015); Ambassador to Indonesia, Timor Leste and the ASEAN ( 2008-12); India’s Deputy Chief of Mission in Tokyo ( 2000-2004) and Consul General in Shanghai ( 1996-2000). Ambassador Nanda has also served in Indian Missions in Beijing, Washington DC and Singapore. He spent a total of ten years in China during his three terms as a diplomat in that country. His entire career as a diplomat was spent in East Asia with the sole exception of his Washington posting.
During 2004-2008 Ambassador Nanda was posted in the Ministry of External Afairs in New Delhi as Joint Secretary (South) and was responsible for India’s relations with Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Ambassador Nanda contributed to the strengthening of the strategic partnership between India and Indonesia, the strengthening and diversification of India’s relations with Australia and helped reinvigorate India’s Look East Policy and the intensification of India’s ties with ASEAN and Pacific countries.
Ambassador Nanda retired from the Indian Foreign Service in January 2015. He has since participated in a number of Track 2 dialogues involving major Think Tanks of Japan, Australia and China.
In July 2016, he joined the Delhi Policy Group as a Senior Fellow. The Delhi Policy Group is amongst India’s oldest independent think tanks focussed on strategic issues of critical national interest.
He is currently the co-Chair of the India Indonesia Eminent Person’s Group which is to draw up a Vision Statement 2025 for the Strategic Partnership
between the two countries.
An alumnus of the St Stephen’s College, New Delhi, (1971-74) Ambassador Nanda holds an MA degree from the Delhi School of Economics (1974-76). His interests include travel, listening to Indian Classical Music and reading.
ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-PacificDate: July 15, 2019
DPG Policy Brief Vol. IV, Issue 18: ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific by Ambassador Biren Nanda, Senior Fellow, DPGRead more
Advancing BIMSTEC Cooperation: Action Plans and Recommendations for Policy MakersDate: September 17, 2018
Advancing BIMSTEC Cooperation: Action Plans and Recommendations for Policy Makers by Biren Nanda, Mohit Musaddi …Read more
DPG Reports, Vol. 3, Issue 2: Advancing BBIN Sub-regional Cooperation: Action Plans and Recommendations for PolicymakersDate: June 11, 2018Read more
India and Indonesia Affirm a Shared Vision of Maritime Cooperation in the Indo-PacificDate: June 11, 2018
DPG Policy Brief Vol. III, Issue 8: India and Indonesia Affirm a Shared Vision of Maritime Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific by …Read more
INDIA AND ASEAN @25Date: February 22, 2018
DPG POLICY BRIEF Vol. III, Issue 3 : INDIA AND ASEAN @25 by Biren Nanda, Senior Fellow, Delhi Policy GroupRead more
CSCAP 2018Date: December 07, 2017Read more
Xi Jinping and the 19th CPC CongressDate: October 31, 2017
DPG POLICY BRIEF Vol. II, Issue 9: Xi Jinping and the 19th CPC Congress by Ambassador by Biren Nanda, Senior Fellow, …Read more
Japan-Russia Rapprochement: Why Abe-Putin Summits Failed to DeliverDate: August 18, 2017
DPG Policy Paper, Volume 1, Issue 2: Japan-Russia Rapprochement: Why Abe-Putin Summits Failed to Deliver by Biren Nanda, …Read more
Japan and the Indo-PacificDate: May 22, 2017
DPG Policy Paper, Volume 1, Issue 1: Japan and the Indo-Pacific By Biren NandaRead more
Great Powers and the Crisis on the Korean PeninsulaDate: April 25, 2017
DPG BRIEF Vol. II, Issue 2: Great Powers and the Crisis on the Korean Peninsula by Biren Nanda, Senior Fellow, …Read more
Interpreting Xi Jinping's 'Chinese Dream' and China's Foreign RelationsDate: January 16, 2017
Interpreting Xi Jinping’s ‘Chinese Dream’ and China’s Foreign Relations by Ambassador Biren …Read more
DPG Policy Note: Vol.I, Issue 7: China and Southeast AsiaDate: November 02, 2016
DPG Policy Note: Vol.I, Issue 7: China and Southeast Asia by Ambassador Biren Nanda, Senior Fellow, Delhi Policy GroupRead more
Engaging IndonesiaDate: September 08, 2016
Under Prime Minister Modi, India has pursued its “Act East” policy with renewed vigor and has actively sought to …Read more
Evolving Regional Security Architecture in East AsiaDate: August 02, 2016
The Regional Security Architecture in East Asia has been characterized by regional frameworks centered around the ASEAN, the …Read more