Gautam Bambawale is a retired Indian diplomat with a distinguished career in key foreign missions like the USA, China, Pakistan and Germany. Mr Bambawale retired in 2018 from the Indian Foreign Service and is now settled in Pune. His last posting was India's Ambassador to China, Mr Bambawale has had several difficult situations in his career to deal with.
He was in Beijing during India's nuclear tests in 1998. He was again in Beijing when the Doklam crisis unfolded in 2017. He was in the USA around the time Indian nuclear deal was signed. Mr Bambawale has had an exemplary career guiding Indian diplomacy through choppy waters. In this episode, Mr Bambawale spoke about these experiences but also more broadly about India's foreign policy imperatives especially with China and Pakistan. He explained the border situation on both the fronts in detail. Mr Bambawale also spoke about how India can engage the Biden administration further.
The discussion was conducted by Amit Paranjape, who you have heard on several Bharatvaarta podcasts earlier, and Aashish Chandorkar, who is part of the Bharatvaarta team. Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfBfBd-1kvCOPxVll8tBJ9Q/join