The Rise of India

ASIA FORUM with H.E. Mr. Balkrishna Shetty

Ambassador of India to Sweden and Latvia

Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 14:00-15:30

The central theme of this presentation is the rise of India in terms of its political, social, technological and economical dimensions. This is seen both in terms of its domestic ramifications and global implications.

H.E. Mr. Balkrishna Shetty is currently Ambassador of Indian to Sweden and Latvia. Between 1997-2001, he was posted at the Embassy of India in Paris, as Minister (Economic), dealing with all bilateral economic matters and relations with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). He was later appointed as Ambassador to the Republic of Senegal and was concurrently accredited to Cape Verde Islands, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Mauritania and to The Gambia from 2001-2005. H.E. Mr. Balkrishna Shetty was associated with the establishment of TEAM-9 (Techno-Economic Cooperation for Africa-India Movement), a regional economic cooperation mechanism between India and eight West African countries. From September 2005 to January 2009, he was Ambassador of India to Bahrain. H.E. Mr. Balkrishna Shetty graduated from Presidency College, Calcutta (1970, B.Sc Honors in Mathematics) and from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (1972, M.Sc. Mathematics).

Location: ISDP, Västra Finnbodavägen 2, Stockholm-Nacka. For a map and directions, please go here.

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