Ambassador Hemant Krishan Singh

Ambassador Hemant Krishan Singh

Director General

Email: hksingh@dpg.org.in

Ambassador Hemant Krishan Singh served in the Indian Foreign Service from 1974-2010 and is a distinguished former career diplomat with extensive experience of geo-strategic and geo-economic issues as well as multilateral institutions which underpin international law and commerce.
 
He has been India's longest serving Ambassador to Japan (2006-2010), Ambassador to Indonesia and Timor Leste (2003-2006), Ambassador to Colombia, Ecuador and Costa Rica (1999-2002), and India's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva (1995-1999). He has held several significant assignments during his career, dealing with the United States, West Europe and the European Union and India's immediate neighbours.
 
Ambassador Singh has contributed to the forging of the India-Japan strategic and global partnership, the intensification of India's relations with Indonesia and ASEAN, the evolution of India's revitalised Look East Policy and the shaping of India's policy towards key neighbours and strategic partners.
 
From 2011-2016, Ambassador Singh was Professor for Strategic Studies at ICRIER, a leading think tank in New Delhi. In June 2016, Ambassador Singh assumed responsibilities as Director General, Delhi Policy Group, which is among India's oldest independent think tanks focused on strategic issues of critical national interest.  He has been associated with several public policy initiatives and Track II / Track 1.5 strategic dialogues involving major think tanks of India, US, Russia, Japan and Asia. He has written and worked extensively on the ongoing transformation of India’s foreign policy and relations with the United States and Japan and their growing convergences in shaping Asia's emerging economic and security architecture. 

An alumnus of St. Stephen's College, Delhi, where he studied (1967-72) and later taught (1972-74), Ambassador Singh holds an M.A. degree from the University of Delhi. His varied interests include civilisation and culture, the natural environment and sports.



                     

  • Balakot and the New Normal

    Balakot and the New Normal

    Date: March 01, 2019

    DPG Policy Brief Vol. IV, Issue 4: Balakot and the New Normal by Hemant Krishan Singh and Arun Sahgal  

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  • Peace in Afghanistan: the False Promise of the Doha Dialogue and India’s Options

    Peace in Afghanistan: the False Promise of the Doha Dialogue and India’s Options

    Date: February 21, 2019

    DPG Policy Brief Vol. IV, Issue 3: Peace in Afghanistan: the False Promise of the Doha Dialogue and India’s …

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  • The Asia Reassurance Initiative Act 2018 (ARIA) of the US and India's Security Challenges

    The Asia Reassurance Initiative Act 2018 (ARIA) of the US and India's Security Challenges

    Date: January 28, 2019

    DPG Policy Brief Vol. IV, Issue 1: The Asia Reassurance Initiative Act 2018 (ARIA) of the US and India’s Security …

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  • Strategic Balance in the Indo-Pacific: A Role for Maritime Democracies?

    Strategic Balance in the Indo-Pacific: A Role for Maritime Democracies?

    Date: December 03, 2018

    Strategic Balance in the Indo-Pacific: A Role for Maritime Democracies? by Ambassador Hemant Krishan Singh Director …

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  • Testing times for India-Japan ties

    Testing times for India-Japan ties

    Date: October 28, 2018

    Both India and Japan are impacted, but in different way

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  • Re-shaping India-US Defense Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

    Re-shaping India-US Defense Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

    Date: August 25, 2018

    The forthcoming inaugural meeting of the United States-India Ministerial 2 2 Dialogue provides a historic opportunity.

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  • Re-shaping India-United States Defence Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

    Re-shaping India-United States Defence Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

    Date: August 23, 2018

    DPG Policy Brief Vol. III, Issue 14: Re-shaping India-United States Defence Cooperation in the …

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  • The Indo-Pacific: A Realist Indian Perspective

    The Indo-Pacific: A Realist Indian Perspective

    Date: July 12, 2018

    DPG Policy Paper Vol. III, Issue 12: The Indo-Pacific: A Realist Indian Perspective by Ambassador Hemant Krishan Singh …

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  • India and the SCO

    India and the SCO

    Date: June 22, 2018

    DPG Policy Brief Vol. III, Issue 9:India and the SCO by Brig. Arun Sahgal (Retd.), PhD. Senior Fellow and Ambassador Hemant …

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  • The Year of Trump: Redefining America’s Global Purpose

    The Year of Trump: Redefining America’s Global Purpose

    Date: January 09, 2018

    DPG POLICY BRIEF Vol. III, Issue 1 The Year of Trump: Redefining America’s Global Purpose  by Hemant Krishan …

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  • CSCAP 2016

    CSCAP 2016

    Date: December 07, 2017

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  • GAIKO 2013

    GAIKO 2013

    Date: December 07, 2017

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  • CSCAP 2018

    CSCAP 2018

    Date: December 07, 2017

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  • India's Macro Trends | SEPTEMBER 2017

    India's Macro Trends | SEPTEMBER 2017

    Date: October 04, 2017

    India's Macro Trends | September 2017  Compiled by Ambassador Hemant Krishan Singh, Director General, and Anandajit …

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  • Lessons from Doklam

    Lessons from Doklam

    Date: September 28, 2017

    DPG POLICY BRIEF Vol. II, Issue 8: Lessons from Doklam by Ambassador Hemant Krishan Singh, Director General and Brig. Arun …

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  • Trump's Afghanistan Strategy: Implications for India

    Trump's Afghanistan Strategy: Implications for India

    Date: August 28, 2017

    DPG POLICY BRIEF Vol. II, Issue 5: Trump's Afghanistan Strategy: Implications for India by Hemant Krishan …

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  • DPG Policy Note Vol. II, Issue 6: China's Himalayan "Mission Creep"

    DPG Policy Note Vol. II, Issue 6: China's Himalayan "Mission Creep"

    Date: July 12, 2017

    DPG Policy Note Vol. II, Issue 6:China's Himalayan “Mission Creep” by Hemant Krishan Singh and Arun Sahgal 

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  • DPG Policy Note Vol. II, Issue 5: OBOR: China's Neo-Colonial Great Game

    DPG Policy Note Vol. II, Issue 5: OBOR: China's Neo-Colonial Great Game

    Date: May 09, 2017

    DPG Policy Note Vol. II, Issue 5: OBOR: China’s Neo-Colonial Great Game by Hemant Krishan Singh and Arun Sahgal 

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  • DPG Policy Note Vol. II, Issue 4: What Irks China?

    DPG Policy Note Vol. II, Issue 4: What Irks China?

    Date: April 13, 2017

    DPG Policy Note Vol. II, Issue 4: What Irks China?  

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  • RIS-AIC Seminar on India-Japan CEPA

    RIS-AIC Seminar on India-Japan CEPA

    Date: November 15, 2016

    RIS-AIC Seminar on India-Japan CEPA October 6, 2016 Remarks by Ambassador H.K. Singh Director General, DPG 

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  • Balancing Asia: Russia's "Asian Pivot"  and India's "Act East"

    Balancing Asia: Russia's "Asian Pivot" and India's "Act East"

    Date: November 07, 2016

    Balancing Asia: Russia’s “Asian Pivot” and India’s “Act East” Address by Ambassador H.K. …

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  • DPG Policy Note Volume 1, Issue 4 : A Remarkable Milestone

    DPG Policy Note Volume 1, Issue 4 : A Remarkable Milestone

    Date: August 01, 2016

    A Remarkable Milestone India’s economic transformation over the past quarter century has brought unprecedented progress and …

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  • DPG Policy Note Volume 1, Issue 1 : "Acting East": Aligning Economic and Strategic Goals

    DPG Policy Note Volume 1, Issue 1 : "Acting East": Aligning Economic and Strategic Goals

    Date: July 06, 2016

    "Acting East": Aligning Economic and Strategic Goals - Hemant Krishan Singh, Director General

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  • DPG BRIEF: Vol. I, Issue 1: Assessing the Modi-Obama Summit

    DPG BRIEF: Vol. I, Issue 1: Assessing the Modi-Obama Summit

    Date: June 15, 2016

    Assessing the Modi-Obama Summit  - Hemant Krishan Singh, Director General Technological and Strategic Implications of MTCR …

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  • India's IPR Regime: Reconciling Affordable Access with Patent Protection

    India's IPR Regime: Reconciling Affordable Access with Patent Protection

    Date: September 01, 2015

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  • India-US Defence Industrial Cooperation: The Way Forward

    India-US Defence Industrial Cooperation: The Way Forward

    Date: May 01, 2014

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  • Navigating the Headwinds: Mitigating Contention in India-US Business Engagement

    Navigating the Headwinds: Mitigating Contention in India-US Business Engagement

    Date: May 01, 2014

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  • Asia's Arc of Advantage -  India, ASEAN and the US: Shaping Asian Architecture

    Asia's Arc of Advantage - India, ASEAN and the US: Shaping Asian Architecture

    Date: August 01, 2013

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  • BIT and Beyond - Advancing India-US Economic Relations

    BIT and Beyond - Advancing India-US Economic Relations

    Date: January 01, 2013

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