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The Ambassadors' Club, The Indian Diplomat at Large #2020

The Ambassadors' Club, The Indian Diplomat at Large By Krishna V Rajan The Ambassadors Club The Indian Diplomat at Large In in what appeared a whimsical decision at first Idi Amin the dictator of Uganda declared that all Asians holding citizenship of India Pakistan Bangladesh or the UK would be expelled from
  • Title: The Ambassadors' Club, The Indian Diplomat at Large
  • Author: Krishna V Rajan
  • ISBN: 9789350290972
  • Page: 430
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Ambassadors' Club, The Indian Diplomat at Large By Krishna V Rajan In 1972, in what appeared a whimsical decision at first, Idi Amin, the dictator of Uganda, declared that all Asians holding citizenship of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh or the UK would be expelled from the country within three months As he put it, mistakenly, Asians milked the cow, but did not feed it to yield milk It was the beginning of a nightmarish five months fIn 1972, in what appeared a whimsical decision at first, Idi Amin, the dictator of Uganda, declared that all Asians holding citizenship of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh or the UK would be expelled from the country within three months As he put it, mistakenly, Asians milked the cow, but did not feed it to yield milk It was the beginning of a nightmarish five months for Niranjan Desai, who had been sent from India as officer on special duty to help tackle the crisis The role of the Indian diplomat is a varied one, as Desai s and others accounts in The Ambassadors Club show, and Krishna V Rajan, himself a skilful diplomat, has brought together, for the first time, a selection of experiences that shows the Indian Foreign Service in a remarkable new light.
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    About "Krishna V Rajan"

    1. Krishna V Rajan

      Krishna V Rajan is a retired diplomat and former member of the Indian Foreign Service He has served in senior diplomatic assignments, including as ambassador in France, the US, the UK, Zambia, Algeria and Nepal He has also held senior positions in the Ministry of External Affairs, and served as the prime minister s special envoy He is presently chairman of International Trade and Exhibitions India ITEI.

    805 Comments

    1. There are very few books which give first hand account of working of Indian foreign affairs establishment After reading Choices by Shivshenkor Menon, this book was appropriate in the breadth of the events and issues it covered from coup in Chile to Shimla agreement with Paksitan to Sri Lanka accord to Climate change agreements Moreover since each chapter is written by different officer it gives a peek into events from different era and geography as well as various personalities who were at the h [...]


    2. Well written The first person account of the events are engrossing The ambassadorial stincts at times are adventurous and always an enriching experience.


    3. A First Person Account of Life IFSThis book provides rare insight to the challenging and exciting world of IFS officers The unique challenges that they face in alien land and their deft handling, makes it a interesting read.


    4. The Ambassadors Club is an important book for all Indian Foreign Service aspirants, whichever way you look at it The reason I deem it important is that it may swing you either way, essentially depending on the dichotomy or the fortunate lack thereof between the image you have of the IFS and what this book reveals I sincerely hope that everyone interested in the IFS goes through this book and sees the IFS in favourable light There are numerous accounts of former distinguished diplomats which give [...]


    5. Krishna V Rajan, a former Indian diplomat, has compiled and edited memoirs and historical analysis of various Indian Ambassadors and senior diplomats on their experiences in countries around the world and the U.N at iconic moments The period from India s independence till the end of the Cold War saw many interesting developments in international relations and India has played its own part in being part of that history The various accounts by diplomats range from short accounts to full analysis, [...]


    6. Excellent book on experiences of Indian ambassadors envoys, on foreign soil Covers first hand account of Idi Amin s rule, Sikkim crisis and how it became part of India, the crisis in monarch family of Nepal and how India responded to it Most of the pieces are well written in a novel like flow, without bombarding the reader with statistics.


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