Dr. V.S. Seshadri, I.F.S (Retd.)

Dr. V.S. Seshadri, I.F.S (Retd.)

Senior Fellow for International Trade

Dr. Seshadri joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1978 and served in several diplomatic posts during his career that included Nairobi, Brussels, Bangkok, Tehran and Washington DC. He was also on deputation to the Ministry of Commerce from 1999 to 2003 when he was the Joint Secretary responsible for WTO matters. Dr.Seshadri was the first resident Ambassador of India to Slovenia, Ljubljana from 2007 to 2010. He then went on to serve as India’s Ambassador to Myanmar, in Yangon from 2010 till 2013. On return to India he held the position of Vice-Chairman of the think tank Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi from 2014 upto 2017. Thereafter he was also associated with CII in connection with a study project relating to RCEP. Dr. Seshadri had his college education in Bangalore and Hyderabad and secured his PhD. in Applied Mathematics from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1978. Dr Seshadri has contributed a number of research articles and discussion papers on trade and other international economic issues.

  • Foreign, Security and Trade Policy Challenges of 2021

    Foreign, Security and Trade Policy Challenges of 2021

    Date: January 19, 2021

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  • Boosting Australia-India Economic Relations

    Boosting Australia-India Economic Relations

    Date: December 07, 2020

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  • Moving Trade and Development Relations Forward with Myanmar

    Moving Trade and Development Relations Forward with Myanmar

    Date: October 16, 2020

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  • Moving Trade Agreements Forward with Select Partners

    Moving Trade Agreements Forward with Select Partners

    Date: August 11, 2020

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  • Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan and the Trade Factor

    Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan and the Trade Factor

    Date: June 30, 2020

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  • US trade deals under President Trump: What they mean for India and world trade

    US trade deals under President Trump: What they mean for India and world trade

    Date: May 08, 2020

    SECTION 1: Introduction Pursuit of an aggressive trade policy has been among the major highlights of the Trump Presidency in the …

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  • India-US Trade: Prospects for an elusive limited trade deal and a looming big deal

    India-US Trade: Prospects for an elusive limited trade deal and a looming big deal

    Date: March 06, 2020

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  • China Rises Further in Myanmar

    China Rises Further in Myanmar

    Date: January 22, 2020

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  • Optimising FTA Utilisation

    Optimising FTA Utilisation

    Date: January 11, 2020

    DPG Policy Brief, Vol. V, Issue 2:  Optimising FTA Utilisation%u200B by Dr. V.S. Seshadri

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