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Amb Haidar is a former Indian Foreign Secretary. During his tenure, Amb Haidar served as the Indian Ambassador to China and High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, among other diplomatic postings. From 1977-80, he was the Minister/Deputy Permanent Representative of India at the United Nations in New York. In New Delhi, he also served as Secretary East, Spokesman for the Ministry of External Affairs, and later, as Chief of Protocol.

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Salman Haidar
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Poisoned Atmosphere, The Statesman, 21 April 2017

The Chemical Attack, The Statesman, 13 April 2017

Waiting for the Begum, The Statesman, 07 April 2017

Dalai Lama in Tawang, The Statesman, 30 March 2017

A Matter of Sovereignty, The Statesman, 22 March 2017

New Railway Age, The Statesman, 15 March 2017

The Choppy Indus, The Statesman, 08 March 2017

Strategic Dialogue, The Statesman, 02 March 2017

Changing Times, The Statesman, 22 February 2017

Republic Day Guest, The Statesman, 01 February 2017

India-China Irritants, The Statesman, 12 January 2017

New Year Thoughts, The Statesman, 03 January 2017

Tripartite Initiative, The Statesman, 28 December 2016

Aleppo’s Tragedy, The Statesman, 21 December 2016

Heart of Asia, The Statesman, 06 December 2016

The New Pakistan Army Chief: Challenges and Expectations, The Citizen, 28 November 2016

A Successful Visit, The Statesman, 17 November 2016

Brexit Contretemps, The Statesman, 11 November 2016

Elections Closing In, The Statesman, 30 October 2016

Building With BRICS, The Statesman, 20 October 2016

Resisting Triumphalism, The Statesman, 14 October 2016

After Uri, The Statesman, 08 October 2016

Dealing With Pakistan, The Statesman, 29 September 2016

Himalayan Repair, The Statesman, 24 September 2016

Russia-US Pact on Syria, The Statesman, 16 September 2016

Egyptian Connection, The Statesman, 09 September 2016

Time to Talk?, The Statesman, 02 September 2016

Wang Comes Calling, The Statesman, 18 August 2016

New Leader in Nepal, The Statesman, 09 August 2016

Pace Quickens in US, The Statesman, 02 August 2016

After The Fall, The Stateman, 28 June 2016

Desh Deshantar - Immediate Reactions and Larger Implications of Britain’s Vote to Leave EU, Rajya Sabha TV, 24 June 2016

Diplomatic Forays, The Statesman, 14 June 2016

Resuming Travels Abroad, The Stateman, 06 June 2016

The Big Picture - Sanction against Iran ends: Impact on India and the world, Rajya Sabha TV, 18 January 2016

Desh Deshantar - India’s Foreign Policy: The Present & the Future, Rajya Sabha TV, 01 January 2016


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