H.E. Bothata Tsikoane, The High Commissioner of Lesotho to India

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Let me thank you very much for this opportunity granted to me to talk to Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs Magazine. First of all, for those who are not familiar with the location of Lesotho, it is a beautiful small independent democratic country centrally located within the Republic of South Africa. Its location gives it access [...]

Vinay Kumar, Joint Secretary, MEA, Government of India

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How do you view the evolution of India’s relations with Africa? India and Africa share historic and close ties. These ties predate India’s independence and were established centuries ago. After its independence, India consistently supported African countries in their struggle against colonization and apartheid. This was highly appreciated by African people and leaders. Indian leadership [...]

Mr. Ashraf Haidari, Deputy Chief of Mission, The Embassy of Afghanistan, New Delhi, India

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Securing Post-2014 Afghanistan An interview with Mr. M. Ashraf Haidari, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Afghanistan in New Delhi There is a growing concern about the ability of your armed forces to defend Afghanistan after the withdrawal of NATO. Do you share this concern? Haidari: That is largely a misplaced concern, one [...]

H.E. Dr. Burak Akçapar, The Ambassador of Turkey to India

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H.E. Dr. Burak Akçapar, The Ambassador of Turkey to India, in an interview to Maheswaran Gnanaprakasam of Diplomacy & Foreign Affairs Magazine talks about India-Turkey bilateral relations. Your Excellency, India and Turkey has strong historical ties. How would you assess the relationship between the countries in the current political context? Our formal relations date back [...]

H.E.Nirmal Verma, High Commissioner of India to Canada

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H.E.Nirmal Verma, High Commissioner of India to Canada, in an interview to Maheswaran Gnanaprakasam of Diplomacy & Foreign Affairs Magazine. 1) Your Excellency, shared values of democracy and pluralism have defined the Indo-Canadian relations. Are these still the bedrocks or has the changing international system accorded new priorities? Aside from shared values of and democracy [...]