The Honorable Shyam Saran, Foreign Secretary, Government of India provided the Indian government’s assessment of the July 18 Joint Statement, including its civilian nuclear energy component, and discussed India's relations with the United States in the context of both countries' common strategic interests.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Mr. Saran assumed charge as Foreign Secretary on August 1, 2004. Prior to which he served as Ambassador of India to Myanmar, Indonesia, and Nepal. A career Indian Foreign Service officer, Mr. Saran has served in the Commission of India, Hong Kong, at the Embassy of India, Beijing, and at the Headquarters of the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi. Thereafter, he served in New Delhi as Joint Secretary heading the Economic Division, the Multi-Economic Relations Division, and the East Asia Division of the Ministry of External Affairs. He has served as Joint Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office, New Delhi looking after External Affairs, Defence and Atomic Energy.