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Occasional Author and full time diplomat. Secretary(West) at India’s Ministry of External Affairs.

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Joined Twitter 7/16/13


Sharing perspectives on common security challenges. Excellent meeting with DG Tom Hurd of UK Home Office and Britsh… https://t.co/ntaZtLqlkW
1/22
2020
Advancing the partnership with Netherlands. Had a very good meeting with the Dutch Ambassador HE @BergMarten to rev… https://t.co/TRL9EmbEdx
1/21
2020
As a young bride when I was brought to George Town mansion,my beautiful mother in-law stood there along with a 100… https://t.co/m61AdILyza
Retweeted by Vikas SwarupIndra Swarup. My mother. Lawyer, Bar Council Member, Community activist, Social Worker. You will live forever in o… https://t.co/PdDCTrfkY7
1/15
2020
Collective trade of the SCO countries is $6.3 billion, whereas trade between the SCO countries stands at $305 milli… https://t.co/3wpCPTiOLh
Retweeted by Vikas SwarupExpanding business engagement with the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. Delighted to welcome Secretary General of… https://t.co/jAVmUHyE4OEngaging the European Union to enhance our Strategic Partnership. Met the new EU Ambassador HE Ugo Astuto… https://t.co/JqYgKLFQqmForging international partnerships for durable peace and security. Honoured to deliver keynote address to participa… https://t.co/63y6Kxelyr
1/13
2020
@MakrandParanspe @CSMVSmumbai @PIB_India @arth_live @JLFLitfest @amritabhinder @vdehejia @RDehejia @aparanjapehttps://t.co/g0gUKOMHFODeepening ties with the Czech Republic. Delighted to meet my old friend HE Milan Hovorka, the Czech Ambassador and… https://t.co/wElcnKkb4R
1/6
2020
Developing ties with Denmark. Delighted to meet HE @svane_freddy, the Danish envoy who is on his second Ambassadori… https://t.co/LwFul5VWJGFirst meeting in 2020 - with Secretary (West) @VikasSwarup, writer and intellectual. Looking forward to New Year f… https://t.co/Xg8usVvluV
Retweeted by Vikas SwarupStrengthening the partnership with Poland. Had an excellent discussion with Polish Ambassador HE @Adam_Burakowski t… https://t.co/be5fHF0QDqSaddened to learn of the passing away of Professor DP Tripathi or DPT as he was known to his countless admirers. He… https://t.co/545TIPU6Y3
1/2
2020
@SanjayBanga3 Thanks Sanjay and the same to you too
1/1
2019
Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and peaceful 2020! https://t.co/jkODHhF2mH
12/31
2019
The Canada connect! Happy to meet @prasadpandayyc and exchange views on the India-Alberta relationship. https://t.co/mrYehCwYoB
12/26
2019
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. https://t.co/qF2fbjLTHo
12/25
2019
@agenthunt I understand the passport applications have been processed and the passports are being despatched.
12/24
2019
Wonderful to see India’s ambassador to the US @HarshShringla appointed as India’s next foreign secretary. Huge cong… https://t.co/oSCd3KJRcN
12/23
2019
@VikasKhandelwal @PMOIndia @narendramodi @DrSJaishankar We are trying to resolve issues relating to OCI card renewa… https://t.co/sdTEaIDU43
12/16
2019
@ruchitgarg No @AkhileshIFS @SecretaryEr Thanks AkhileshThe MEA Group of Secretaries. With my wonderful colleagues Vijay Thakur Singh and TS Tiumurti. https://t.co/yHnDLVzxbk
12/12
2019
@danielocarmon Thank you my old friend!It was our pleasure to host Secretary CPV & OIA @VikasSwarup at the Passport Seva Kendra ITO. Had very fruitful dis… https://t.co/atxg1pKOD2
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12/10
2019
@nilamadhabpanda Thanks NilaHappy to meet my old friend, best selling author & former colleague @VikasSwarup who is now Secretary in MEA. https://t.co/p3zuxWhgmX
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12/9
2019
Special Day at Change of Guard Ceremony at Presidential palace, meeting an old friend from Ottawa @VikasSwarup https://t.co/JL0hvcfOT8
Retweeted by Vikas Swaruphttps://t.co/pc86KsrREkPomp and paegentry at Rashtrapati Bhavan as the Change of Guard ceremony gets underway. https://t.co/aMIgdTrF2e
12/7
2019
@pallabibaro I understand CPV Division has already responded to your email.
12/4
2019
Engaging with the world of ideas. Greatly enjoyed attending the @TimesLitFestDel. Fabulous sessions, including thos… https://t.co/AlclY2Kl36
11/30
2019
Acquainting diaspora youth with their roots. Delighted to preside over the Valedictory session of the 57th edition… https://t.co/1bHia3tiWZ
11/28
2019
@RuchiGhanashyam Thanks RuchiI would like to wish @NarendraModi and all Indians the very best on this, their 70th #ConstitutionDay! https://t.co/kpmEtuqFZ2
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11/27
2019
🇮🇳🇨🇦 educational ties on the upswing with 203,000 Indian students in Canada. Great to see top leadership of 13 univ… https://t.co/6eyXCeB7HQCouldn't be a bigger friend for Canada Welcoming back to Delhi @VikasSwarup India's former High Commissioner to C… https://t.co/OHT5MsmHcD
Retweeted by Vikas SwarupToday marks the 70th anniversary of the adoption of India's constitution, the remarkable document which provides th… https://t.co/gnA8QGSQ6I
11/26
2019
Understanding the nitty gritty of consular, passports, visa and diaspora issues. Had the first meeting with my enti… https://t.co/Ke2xTl1mJE
11/25
2019
@pinakchakrvarty Jaldi
11/23
2019
A new chapter begins. Landed in New Delhi and assumed charge of my new position as Secretary (Consular, Passport, V… https://t.co/9gCobaqfV4
11/21
2019
@anshumangaur @StewartRWheeler Thank you Anshuman. The pleasure was mine.An honour to join H E ⁦@VikasSwarup⁩, High Commissioner of #India and ⁦@aparnaswarup⁩ — stars of the Ottawa dip cor… https://t.co/o5qwzGPY00
Retweeted by Vikas Swarup @nbanthia @HCI_Ottawa @CPVIndia @OIA_MEA @iC Thank you Nemy for the wonderful work you do.Thank you 🇨🇦 and goodbye. We return to India with great memories and lasting friendships. There will always be a sp… https://t.co/7Dudw30MhL🇮🇳🇨🇦 ties on target! Thank you Chief of Protocol @StewartRWheeler for the great times and for being with us even as… https://t.co/UwTY1l9nJO
11/20
2019
@RishiKNagar @HCI_Ottawa @CPVIndia @OIA_MEA @1067REDFM Thank you Rishi. It was great to speak with you in Calgary. @VJsapps @raisinadialogue @SharanVivan @samirsaran Thanks Vijay. Looking forward to seeing you in Delhi.Final farewell at @HCI_Ottawa as I prepare to depart Canada tomorrow to take up my new position as Secretary (Consu… https://t.co/5GGYGaplfX @goldyhyder @aparnaswarup Thank you @goldyhyder for all your support. I look forward to even greater business engag… https://t.co/7FNjpA2TR2
11/19
2019
A novel initiative by Consulate in Toronto to spread the teachings of @550yrsGuruNanak Digital Float visited Gurudw… https://t.co/QiAwpKNtf6
Retweeted by Vikas SwarupThe ambassador of Indian cuisine in Ottawa. It was a pleasure to receive master chef Joe Thottungal of… https://t.co/GsS8YHRVWG
11/14
2019
The greatest gift is the gift of time. Thank you Foreign Minister @cafreeland for sparing so much time to host a fa… https://t.co/uCXKFIwKKc @HCI_Ottawa joined the Gurudwara Sahib Greater Montreal in celebrating 550th Nanak Jayanti today. Film with Guru Na… https://t.co/JEFWe3rF0L
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11/13
2019
The walls that unite. To commemorate the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji, the Chancery of @HCI_Ottawahttps://t.co/TrjouCVIWLNanak naam chardi kala. Tere bhane sarbat da bhala. Today marks the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, t… https://t.co/9hrCXIhfBY
11/12
2019
A leader is only as good as his team. And I was fortunate to have a fantastic team @HCI_Ottawa which is pictured he… https://t.co/6vBSBsnkTc
11/11
2019
Nanak Naam Chardi Kala Tere Bhane Sarbat da Bhala. Privileged to be present at the inauguration of the historic &… https://t.co/S0P2emAONc
Retweeted by Vikas Swarup#Kartarpur Corridor: Prime Minister @narendramodi flags off the first batch of pilgrims. Pilgrims include former PM… https://t.co/mUEb9CTLRE
Retweeted by Vikas SwarupThe EU Man! Bidding farewell to Ambassador Peteris Ustubs @EUAmbCanada as he returns to Brussels for higher respons… https://t.co/60lwQNknjnCatalysing investment opportunities in India. Had an excellent discussion with top leadership of @OtppInfo which is… https://t.co/BsU6Ffgtdz
11/9
2019
The indigenous art traditions of India on display at #Abadakone, the largest exhibition of indigenous art in the wo… https://t.co/XMU9WXnl9c @VikasSwarup @kareen_rispal Merci @kareen_rispal for a brilliant evening — and huge 🙏 thanks to you @VikasSwarup an… https://t.co/bmTRGANxre
Retweeted by Vikas SwarupVive la France! Thank you @kareen_rispal for a fabulous farewell dinner at the stunning French Residence in Ottawa.… https://t.co/FeTp8GFKBx
11/7
2019
19th edition of Diwali on Parliament hill by https://t.co/PGkredlefP A tribute to Deepak Obhrai and an acknowledg… https://t.co/KmW3dK3T7d
Retweeted by Vikas SwarupThanks for taking on the role on tasting judge this afternoon and accepting to be thé honorary president https://t.co/1KIVJsUpbM
Retweeted by Vikas Swarup @VikasSwarup Hello Mr. Swarup, right now I am reading your amazing novel Slumdog Millionaire. My wonderful teacher,… https://t.co/4jvZSYQ1xy
Retweeted by Vikas SwarupLast night we celebrated Diwali, the festival of lights, on the Hill. We're missing our dear friend Deepak Obhrai,… https://t.co/3oV6AQM2kg
Retweeted by Vikas SwarupA farewell gift from the Commonwealth family in Ottawa. Honoured to receive the Dean of the Commonwealth Diplomatic… https://t.co/mm8i3k3nRvPhilippe Cameron, chef à l'ambassade @GermanyInCanada, remporte le 1er prix du concours #EspoirCulinaireshttps://t.co/5CEyxx2cy9
Retweeted by Vikas SwarupCe soir, on découvre l'Inde au pavillon #Excentricité @CollegeLaCite lors de la 7e édition du concours… https://t.co/0au49lbUMy
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11/6
2019
The 7th edition of the Espoirs Culinares Culinary Competition and Gala Dinner gets underway @CollegeLaCite where In… https://t.co/6q1MvXE1gDAnd here are the delectable main courses... https://t.co/etpQixOjKMWhen India is the flavour of the season. A wonderful experience to be a judge at the 5th National Capital Region Cu… https://t.co/C9JL58XifL
11/5
2019
Talking connectivity and commerce. It's always a pleasure to catch up with @CalinRovinescu, the visionary President… https://t.co/mDhCiSmO2C
11/4
2019
The best keynote for last. HE Vikas Swarup , High Commissioner of India to Canada. shares his views. @VikasSwaruphttps://t.co/o63Hct1riY
Retweeted by Vikas SwarupFostering entrepreneurship, helping startups scale up & succeed. Honoured to deliver the Keynote Address at… https://t.co/vak3uagGrq
11/2
2019
Halloween in the Hood. Rockcliffe becomes an entirely different place as Canadians celebrate that one night in the… https://t.co/E7PNOrEh5d"Politics is not a science, it is an art." Spent a lovely evening in the company of the 20th Prime Minister of Cana… https://t.co/JsR80UxxBN
10/31
2019
@VikasSwarup @BardishKW @Rob_Oliphant @ChandraNepean You will be dearly missed. So much appreciated your collabora… https://t.co/AhoB4Rtz7L
Retweeted by Vikas Swarup @VikasSwarup @BardishKW @Rob_Oliphant @ChandraNepean Thank you for all the wonderful things you do. We will miss you.
Retweeted by Vikas Swarup"I won't say goodbye my friends, For you and I will meet again". A memorable Diwali cum farewell dinner at India Ho… https://t.co/gyCNVNexwe
10/29
2019
Wishing a very happy #Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas to everyone celebrating in Canada and around the world: https://t.co/2bxVMkF1ne
Retweeted by Vikas Swarup @VikasSwarup And a happy Diwali to you, your family and colleagues @VikasSwarup @aparnaswarup from us too!
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10/27
2019
May this Diwali bring fresh hope, bright days and new dreams. Aparna and I wish you a joyous Diwali! https://t.co/2BQDWxUBZb
10/26
2019
FYI: the text is @VikasSwarup’s Q&A, which many people are familiar with because of #SlumdogMillionaire, the film it inspired
Retweeted by Vikas SwarupAs parents we know what it feels like to have children away from home, specially during festivals. To all Indian pa… https://t.co/lwF2IEUAgS
Retweeted by Vikas SwarupConveyed greetings on behalf of @HCI_Ottawa to all the India students who have made @cbuniversity a home away from… https://t.co/Kp5dFCrjBHA diwali celebration like no other. 2500 Indian students inside a sports arena, loads of talent and plenty of energ… https://t.co/lWild2yyTX
10/25
2019
Feel blessed to have visited Gurudwara Sahib Greater Montreal today. The warmth with which I was received took me b… https://t.co/Q0B9CJR5VN
Retweeted by Vikas SwarupAnother big shout out to President David Dingwall and Mayor Cecil Clarke @MayorCBRM for welcoming a record number o… https://t.co/LxfyH5hEoSThe student leaders who make it all happen...Delighted to meet Parteek Brar @GunnyBrar97, President & CEO and Samua… https://t.co/u7H110wgQwThe Mayor who has made the 2800 Indian students at @cbuniversity feel totally at home. It was a pleasure to meet Hi… https://t.co/hhMif6tOKAWhy the message of the Mahatma resonates even more strongly in today's world. Spoke at a beautiful event commemorat… https://t.co/0zhwcz6shIIt’s was a pleasure to meet you and your wife this afternoon @VikasSwarup ! Our doors are always open here at… https://t.co/VcOmuWSTtp
Retweeted by Vikas SwarupFormer Minister in the Chretien cabinet, now the visionary President of a university that has taken internationaliz… https://t.co/A4xsfUtKRIAn absolute pleasure to visit @cbuniversity in Sydney, Nova Scotia which now hosts over 2500 Indian students, by f… https://t.co/e8xEfWONRP
10/24
2019
Delighted to meet and share thoughts with members of the Indian community that has made Cape Breton its home. Some… https://t.co/qjnp9BLqMaAn island rich in history & culture & blessed by nature. Wonderful to be in friendly Sydney, Cape Breton Island, ho… https://t.co/PfZHas8DtW
10/23
2019

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