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Amb. V. Ashok

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Amb. V. Ashok

Guest Professor, Humanities & Social Sciences
Garwood Fellow and Senior Advisor on Smart Villages, University of California, Berkeley, USA
India's ambassador to Czech Republic and Zimbabwe (2007, 2011)



  • Work Experience

    1. Third Secretary(Language Training), Hong Kong; studied Chinese language for two years (1984-85) at the Chinese University in Hong Kong to acquire proficiency in spoken, reading and written Chinese (Mandarin)
    2. Vice Consul/Consul at Commission of India, Hong Kong (1984-86)
    3. Under Secretary at the Pakistan Desk in the Ministry of External Affairs; Programme Director, Indian Council of Cultural Relations (1986-1988)
    4. First Secretary (Information & Culture), High Commission of India, Kuala Lumpur (1988-1991)
    5. First Secretary (Political), Embassy of India, Beijing (1991-94); was a member of the Special Expert Group on the India-China border
    6. Deputy Secretary at China Desk in Delhi; was part of team that opened the India Taipei Association Office in Taipei, Taiwan