Nirupama M Rao, Foreign Secretary of India

Pradeep S Mehta, Secretary General, CUTS International


Chapter 1:  Introduction: The Role of Embassies
Kishan S Rana, Former Indian Ambassador, Author, Teacher

Bipul Chatterjee, Deputy Executive Director, CUTS International

Chapter 13: Promoting UAE Investments into India: The Role of the Indian Embassy
Talmiz Ahmad, Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (Riyadh)

Chapter 19: Strategic Dialogue: Track II Diplomacy
Tarun Das, President, Aspen Institute India


A Complex Domain
The Book Review, August-September, 2011


By Sukanya Natarajan

In eloquent and insightful expose of economic diplomacy principles and practices, Kishan S. Rana and Bipul Chatterjee succeed in crafting a book that will stimulate and inform anyone interested in this previously opaque realm of international relations...The edited volume is a collection of experiences of Indian Foreign Service officers who have contributed to 27 chapters in five sectionsóregulatory environment, investment and aid promotion, export promotion and creating networks. The papers reflect the thinking of the contributors on the world economy and trading system and explain how they promoted national interest while advancing the global trade agenda.



The business of diplomacy
Business Standard, April 27, 2011


By Sanjaya Baru

The world of the Indian diplomat has changed. An important chronicler of this change has been former diplomat Kishan Singh Rana (IFS, 1960), ambassador and high commissioner to many countries and author of many books including Managing Corporate Culture (2000), Bilateral Diplomacy (2002) and The 21st Century Ambassador (2004). Rana has teamed up with Bipul Chatterjee to produce this book under review ó a compilation of essays by Indian practitioners of 21st century diplomacy.



This book was released by Nirupama M Rao, Foreign Secretary of India at a function in New Delhi on February 28, 2011.

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