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I.P. Khosla is currently Member-Secretary of the Indian Council for South Asian Cooperation and Editor-in-Chief of South Asian Survey, the biannual journal of the Council. He has written extensively on security issues including non-traditional security, as also on other matters relating to India’s external interests, particularly India’s relations with South Asian neighbours, and SAARC.

Ambassador IP Khosla was educated at St. Stephens College, Delhi University and Emmanuel College, Cambridge, MA (Economics). He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1960 and served initially in Vienna and Algiers, where he helped to establish the Embassy, and in Myanmar. He has also served as Counsellor (POL) in London. Thereafter he served as India’s Ambassador to Bhutan, High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Ambassador to Afghanistan, and to the Netherlands. He was Secretary to government in the Ministry of External Affairs, 1989-92. He retired from service in 1996.


I.P. Khosla
How Neighbours Converge: The Politics and Economics of Regionalism
New Delhi: Konark Publishers, 2010
Underdogs end Empires: A Memoir New Delhi: Konark Publishers, 2014
  External Publications

“ Lost Opportunities in Afghanistan,”Seminar, April 2008

“Last Days of the Soviet Troops in Afghanistan”Indian Foreign Affairs Journal, Vol.6, No.1, January- March 2011


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