Ambassador Nalin Surie, I.F.S. (Retd.)
Distinguished Fellow for Diplomacy
Having trained as an economist and completed his Masters from the Delhi School of Economics in 1972, Nalin Surie joined the Indian Foreign Service in July 1973.
He subsequently served in Indian missions in Hong Kong: China watching, political & cultural affairs; Brussels: trade policy with the then EEC; Dar-es-Salaam: developmental and regional issues; Thimphu: bilateral & strategic partnership implementation; New York: as Deputy Permanent Representative at India’s mission to the UN, before his Ambassadorships in Poland and China. His final international assignment was as High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
At headquarters, in the Ministry of External Affairs, his assignments have included Head of Eastern Europe division at the end of the Cold War and during the breakup of the Soviet Union, Head of East Asia division during the emergence of China on the global stage and Secretary (West) where he led intensive efforts to develop the multidimensional partnerships with EU, Canada, Africa and Latin America.
Ambassador Nalin Surie has extensive cross-sectoral experience on issues ranging across the substance of India’s foreign and security policies. During his career he also focused on India’s external economic relations and the international economy.
The 20th Party Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), 16-22 October 2022 - an AppraisalDate: November 02, 2022Read more
Reflections on China’s Drivers, Motivations and Strategic PerceptionsDate: June 01, 2022Read more
US-Russia Imbroglio over Ukraine: The Mother of All Global Hotspots?Date: January 24, 2022Read more
Foreign, Security and Trade Policy Challenges of 2021Date: January 19, 2021Read more
Germany Expands its HorizonsDate: September 21, 2020Read more
China’s Post-Galwan PostureDate: August 09, 2020
More than six weeks after the brutal, unprovoked, illegal and fatal attack by Chinese troops on Indian soldiers in East Ladakh, …Read more
The Chennai Connect: Second Informal Summit between PM Modi & President Xi, October 11-12, 2019Date: October 18, 2019
DPG Policy Brief, Vol. IV, Issue 25: The Chennai Connect: Second Informal Summit between PM Modi & President Xi, October …Read more
Wuhan and Sino-Indian Relations in 2019Date: February 06, 2019
DPG Policy Brief Vol. IV, Issue 2: Wuhan and Sino-Indian Relations in 2019 by Nalin SurieRead more
The Brexit ImpasseDate: December 20, 2018
DPG Policy Brief Vol.III Issue 19: The Brexit Impasse by Amb. Nalin SurieRead more