Ambassador Gurjit Singh is a former Indian diplomat with 37 years of experience. He has been the Ambassador of India to Germany, Indonesia and ASEAN and Ethiopia and the African Union besides having been in in Japan, Sri Lanka, Kenya, and Italy on assignment.

He was the Sherpa for the first 2 India-Africa Summits and his book The Injera and the Parantha on India and Ethiopia was well received. He has also written books on India’s relations with Japan, Indonesia, and Germany.

He is an Honorary Professor of Humanities at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Indore. He Chairs the CII Business Task Force on Trilateral Cooperation in Africa. He comments on current events on TV and in journals. He is associated with the social impact investment movement and is working on expanding it in Africa along with other trilateral initiatives for B2B engagement.

Contributions 
The Unsettling Issue of Tigray July 2021 was envisaged as a turning point in current Ethiopian history. The results of the partial elections held in June1 provided a resounding victory for the Prosperity Party led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. This was preceded by a wit...

The Importance of Ethiopian Elections The Parliamentary elections in Ethiopia held on 21 June 2021 come at a very important time for the future of Ethiopia, and the Horn of Africa. With 120 million people, Ethiopia is the second most populous African country. It was economically growing ...

India Supports ASEAN in its Myanmar Initiative The ASEAN leaders meeting on 24 April overcame expectations of its viability. Despite hesitations it achieved more than anticipated.1 Initially, ASEAN Chair Brunei was reluctant to have the first ASEAN summit of 2021. Preparatory work was ...

A Woman President Emerges in Africa The emergence of Samia Sulu Hassan as the President of Tanzania has gone quietly unnoticed.1 She was the incumbent Vice President, who has succeeded to the presidency, following the demise of President Magfuli,2 who had won an e...

The IOR Defence Conclave The Ministry of Defence of India has undertaken useful initiatives in engaging with partners mainly on a south-south basis over the last year. The Indian Ocean Region Defence Ministers’ Conclave held on February 4, 2021 alongside Aero India 2021 wa...

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