Dr Seshadri joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1978 and served in several diplomatic posts during his career that included Nairobi, Brussels, Bangkok, Tehran and Washington DC. He was also on deputation to the Ministry of Commerce from 1999 to 2003 when he was the Joint Secretary responsible for WTO matters.

Dr.Seshadri was the first resident Ambassador of India to Slovenia, Ljubljana from 2007 to 2010. He then went on to serve as India’s Ambassador to Myanmar, in Yangon from 2010 till 2013. On return to India he held the position of Vice-Chairman of the think tank Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi from 2014 upto 2017. Thereafter he was also associated with CII in connection with a study project relating to RCEP.

Dr. Seshadri had his college education in Bangalore and Hyderabad and secured his PhD. in Applied Mathematics from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1978.

Dr Seshadri has contributed a number of research articles and discussion papers on trade and other international economic issues

Bilateral Ties Through Various Political Changes in Myanmar In this podcast, join Amb VS Seshadri and Cchavi Vasisht to discuss Amb Seshadri's chapter titled ‘Bilateral Ties Through Various Political Changes in Myanmar’ based on the edited book recently published by the VIF on Revisiting Myanmar. ...

VIF Briefs 
After Withdrawing from RCEP What Next? … should other members of RCEP be more accommodative towards India’s needs, and signal their willingness to discuss a win-win deal for India, that should be welcome ... the decision to join should be based primarily on whether it can significantl...

VIF Reports 
Priority issues for India in External Trade Four broad concerns capture the current context surrounding India’s external trade. First is our sluggish export performance for the last several years owing to global slowdown and also due to our declining competitiveness. With a share of 1.65 per...

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