29 September 2023
By NIAS Africa Scholars
NIAS-STIR Programme Lectures
Ambassador DB Venkatesh Varma was a Member of the Indian Foreign Service from 1988 to 2021. During his diplomatic career, he has worked in the Ministry of External Affairs, in the Office of External Affairs Minister and in the Prime Minister’s Office. He served as India’s Ambassador to Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, to the Kingdom of Spain and to the Russian Federation, until October 2021. Amb. Varma has vast experience in India’s Security and Defence policies, including its nuclear, missile, and space programs. He was closely involved with developing India’s relations with Russia including Prime Minister Modi’s Act Far East Initiative, deepening of India’s Defence, Nuclear, Space, Energy, Commercial, Science & Technology and Cultural relations with Russia.
NIAS Conference Room | 18 January 2023, Wednesday, 1100 hrs
8 February 2021
By Abigail Fernandez, Avishka Ashok, Harini Madhusudan, Sukanya Bali, Aparupa Bhattacherjee, and Rishab Yadav