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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


Intensifying bilateral ties with Poland. Thank you @marcin_przydacz, Under Secretary of State for Asia, for the fru… https://t.co/6Ns6De9lNO
8/10
2020
She lives on in our hearts. Remembering @SushmaSwaraj ji on her first death anniversary. A remarkable politician, h… https://t.co/PIcV0dR7Ke
8/6
2020
Delighted to welcome the new Ambassador of Uzbekistan to India HE @AkhatovDilshod. We reviewed the strong bilateral… https://t.co/tFEKGJLXVs
8/4
2020
The legacy lives on. Remembering the incomparable @deepakobhrai on his first year passing anniversary. Glad to lear… https://t.co/8F4JEwCHie
8/3
2020
In today’s newsletter #129 Should we regulate Big Tech? ~@benedictevans 5 must read books ~ @ShivShivakumarD J… https://t.co/8SZAvo8CoE
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7/30
2020
The book #TheAccidentalApprentice penned down by @VikasSwarup is fantabulous. My eyes and mind had been glued as t… https://t.co/ppQs2muamN
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7/26
2020
Partners working together to fight the pandemic! Had fruitful discussions with Deputy State Secretary András Barany… https://t.co/F06tBnw1bq
7/23
2020
Progressing the partnership with Spain.Thank you Ambassador @cristinagallach, State Secretary of Foreign Affairs, f… https://t.co/Dihe8Qkb2k
7/21
2020
PM @narendramodi co-chairs 15th #IndiaEUSummit virtually with @eucopresident Charles Michel and President of… https://t.co/aZemM6kqZ3
Retweeted by Vikas SwarupBidding goodbye to a valued partner and colleague. Farewell call by Hungarian Ambassador HE Gyula Pethö who is lea… https://t.co/fS35a1f6QO
7/15
2020
Very sad to hear of the passing of well known journalist Kailash Budhwar ji. Had interacted with him many times dur… https://t.co/vK5Vs6YR7D
7/12
2020
Using digital technology to fight the pandemic.Represented 🇮🇳at the Ministerial Videoconference convened by Foreign… https://t.co/GXsbnQqb5P @RishiKNagar Deepest condolences Rishi Ji.
7/1
2020
@cctranslates @VikasSwarup @BBCRadio4 @GoldhawkProd It’s based on @VikasSwarup’s wonderful best-selling novel The A… https://t.co/X2twhq1NBZ
Retweeted by Vikas SwarupExcellent @VikasSwarup adaptations @BBCRadio4! Hurry & listen to "The Seventh Test" - 1st ep deletes in a week. The… https://t.co/jKjkE8Z4rI
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6/30
2020
Doing a little bit of 'Q&A'. Delighted to don the role of quizmaster for the @IITKgp Inter Hall Quiz Final together… https://t.co/49mToTfV1Q @babubasu @IITKgp @ZakirHtabla @bhogleharsha Delighted to join @babubasu @bhogleharsha @ZakirHtabla as a Quiz Maste… https://t.co/SalBSqQ5UA
6/27
2020
The Commonwealth family addresses the #COVID19 pandemic.Addressed the Commonwealth Leaders Virtual Meeting on COVID… https://t.co/GABRRkig7a @MCencen Thank you so much @MCencen
6/24
2020
@jaytayag15 Yes, three-in-oneAwakening the spiritual entity within the physical body. Greetings to all on the occasion of the 6th International… https://t.co/M4KuCbQAdM
6/21
2020
@JeanYip3 @Concordia Thank you so much @JeanYip3 @nadirypatel @Concordia Thank you ever so much @nadirypatel. Deeply appreciate your friendship.
6/20
2020
@WhoSunilGrover @KapilKumria Many thanks @WhoSunilGrover . Deeply touched. Hope to see you soon.
6/19
2020
@Ajaybis Thanks @AjaybisThank you @Concordia for this exceptional honour. https://t.co/b5stV2eochJoining the @Concordia community as it's newest member.Honoured & humbled to receive an Honorary Doctorate from one… https://t.co/S6grBDEBY2Watch | "Our work in the UNSC will be guided by PM’s call for a reformed multilateralism and the dynamic 5S vision… https://t.co/CzbsY0egpn
Retweeted by Vikas Swarup @HylandSonja @UN @TSTirumurti @MEAIndia Absolutely Ambassador @HylandSonjaBack at the high table! Great to see India on the @UN Security Council for the eighth time, winning the election un… https://t.co/zCl347gYpM
6/18
2020
Good conversation with Indian Secretary Shri Vikas Swarup @IndianDiplomacy on Romania – India relations during COVI… https://t.co/rcuJuMVCCm
Retweeted by Vikas SwarupExcellent telecon with State Secretary @CornelFeruta of Romania today. An opportunity for comprehensive review of o… https://t.co/LhVP8JY7GW
6/17
2020
@arvindpadhee @AmbArunSahu @OdiaCulture @soumyajitt @sandiplomat @BBSRBuzz @OdishaSocietyNA @MEAIndiahttps://t.co/GMUqwdf3Xq
6/13
2020
@Saswat_r_sahoo @IndiainPortugal @MEAIndia @PMOIndia @AmitShahOffice @CMO_Odisha @VPSecretariat @SecyChiefhttps://t.co/3h4q6TgBV9
6/11
2020
In a warm and friendly exchange with the Indian Secretary (West) @VikasSwarup, we agreed that in times like these,… https://t.co/egbutW29ZC
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6/5
2020
Concluded a review meeting of #IndiaEU relations with EU HR/VP @JosepBorrellF. Discussed initiatives to promote pos… https://t.co/9vs1zpW8m0
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5/28
2020
Praying for peace and health for all on the happy occasion of Eid. Eid Mubarak to everyone celebrating. https://t.co/6TnP1ax10G
5/25
2020
Another landmark for diplomacy in the era of #Covid_19. Seven High Commissioners and Ambassadors from DPRK, Senegal… https://t.co/E0lJLriR6E
5/21
2020
Learnings from Europe on opportunities and challenges of a post-Covid19 world. Virtual interaction today with six c… https://t.co/saMJjkH6Bp
5/19
2020
@jitender_grover @cmohry @narendramodi @DrSJaishankar @PMOIndia You just need to register with the Mission. They wi… https://t.co/ku4rI1uzeR
5/15
2020
Just finished a meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. Thank FM Lavrov for the init… https://t.co/tf1cBFn2U0
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5/13
2020
@sanjaynst Please ask her to register for the flightDiplomacy in the age of #Covid19. In a historic first, EAM @DrSJaishankar conducted full Joint Commission Meeting w… https://t.co/J8SwPEzXbB
5/12
2020
@Saurabh_Bhakri Yes. Got a really zoomy camera!Supporting IndiaInc in dealing with the pandemic. Excellent interaction with DG Chandrajit Banerjee & some of the b… https://t.co/K3tXTI2F98
5/8
2020
Supermoon tonight. Lighting up the sky with its radiance. https://t.co/5mfTnPaCn0
5/7
2020
Looking forward to your follow up of the issues discussed. @amb_tashkent @IndEmbDushanbe @indembastana @IndiaInKyrgyz
Retweeted by Vikas SwarupRegional reviews continue. Productive session with Ambassadors of #CentralAsia. Important that our activities are… https://t.co/U2KCtKxoQE
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5/1
2020
Deeply saddened by the passing away of the gifted Irrfan Khan. I shared some great memories with him at the Oscars… https://t.co/4UYnSfGZQo
4/29
2020
@Adam_Burakowski @MEAIndia @PLinIndia Thank you Ambassador. We will continue to work with all our partners.True friends stand together during testing times! Interacted with Ambassadors of nearly 30 Central European countri… https://t.co/UBx9zICYgf
4/22
2020
Partnerships to counter the pandemic II. Excellent videocon with Eurasian Ambassadors to exchange notes on #COVID19https://t.co/tG5Ezajn1A
4/21
2020
Fighting the pandemic with partnerships. Useful video conference interaction held today with West European Ambassad… https://t.co/N0C5tgd1RV
4/20
2020
@AmbKoukkuRonde @PKairamo Challenge accepted. My #COVID19 life. No explanation no people. I received the challenge… https://t.co/vJ0HQNB7Mr
4/19
2020
Greatly enjoyed @VikasSwarup's #TheAccidentalApprentice. An intriguing and gripping premise - could you pass seven… https://t.co/sJWIUgu8Au
Retweeted by Vikas SwarupUnited against #COVID19. Participated in a virtual conference of Alliance for Multilateralism convened by Foreign M… https://t.co/mFpE62AFnI
4/16
2020
How the world's largest democracy is meeting the challenge of #COVID19. Had my first virtual press conference with… https://t.co/DKQ9Wai40QSharing perspectives on India's #COVID19 response with foreign media reps based in India through a virtual briefing… https://t.co/zlTJFqh0CR
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4/9
2020
@sanjaynst Please wait for flights to resume.
3/31
2020
Deepening our strong ties with Luxembourg. Had an excellent meeting with HE @JCKugener on all aspects of our bilate… https://t.co/wv38czbuXX
3/19
2020
Namaste Slovenia! Delighted to receive my friend HE Dr Marcan Cencen, Ambassador of Slovenia (We served together in… https://t.co/filvMUfpso
3/17
2020
@bhatia_rk Thank you Ambassador. Entirely Aparna's handiwork!Working with the @UN to ensure no one is left behind. Met the UN Resident Coordinator Renata Dessallein to review o… https://t.co/J1Pq9nMOct
3/16
2020
A deepening strategic partnership with Kazakhstan. Excellent meeting with HE Yerlan Alimbayev, the Kazakh Ambassado… https://t.co/PyZUQNIqGwFAQs on new Visa restrictions in the context of #COVID19india #COVID19 This document addresses queries on travel… https://t.co/eZzHdxZmMJ
Retweeted by Vikas SwarupA friendship going back 2500 years. A very warm welcome to HE Dionyssios Kyvetos, the Ambassador of Greece, one of… https://t.co/NZ5PN47qfV
3/13
2020
From Nokia to Yoga, the partnership between India and Finland is strong and deep. Delighted to meet HE Ritva Koukku… https://t.co/24gO2bD0E3Linked by Sanskrit and scientific cooperation, India-Lithuania ties are scaling new heights. Had a very good chat w… https://t.co/qjXUKxjkLf
3/12
2020
From India House to India. It was great bumping into master chef Joe Thottungal of Ottawa's @coconutlagoon together… https://t.co/eQ13KX0ruIA country setting new benchmarks in e-governance, cyber security and innovation. Had an excellent meeting with the… https://t.co/3zrUyB0G44A historical connection paving the way to a revitalized modern partnership. Delighted to receive HE Carlos Pereira… https://t.co/h8NtJWnHBk
3/11
2020
Learnings from a master. Spent a very educative afternoon listening to Professor Ram Charan, global advisor to CEO… https://t.co/jN9vRgHKPB
3/9
2020
Creativity which germinates in the maati of Purvanchal. Honoured to receive recognition from the Hon'ble Defence Mi… https://t.co/22CnQGTWgH
3/8
2020
Sharing perspectives on Women led Transformation with the diplomatic community as we approach… https://t.co/zYlJbdW5Zf
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3/7
2020
Rainbow over South Block... https://t.co/kOgvHzmSIqNamaste Italy! Working closely with Italian Ambassador HE Vincenzo de Luca on the agenda for India-Italy ties and r… https://t.co/t5lKTdDtD0
3/6
2020
@ORGrimsson @rashtrapatibhvn The honour was mine, ExcellencyStrengthening the historical friendship between India and Cyprus. Delighted to meet the High Commissioner of Cyprus… https://t.co/T4aRsgcG7VA visionary statesman now leading the fight against climate change. It was an extraordinary honour to meet the form… https://t.co/BymvdzRKEfBidding farewell to a valued colleague who did much to promote the long standing partnership between India & Uzbeki… https://t.co/EYHjV7eYP3
3/5
2020
Surging ties with Switzerland. Delighted to meet HE Andreas Baum, Ambassador of Switzerland. We spoke about our lon… https://t.co/jYzmmzeaFqStrengthening the partnership with Ukraine. Had an excellent meeting with the Hindi-speaking Ambassador of Ukraine… https://t.co/CpXKvDmMRV
3/4
2020
Distinguished diplomat, a former High Commissioner to India and an old friend. Wonderful to catch up with Ambassado… https://t.co/WbKTg9KcFaDynamic City, even more dynamic Mayor. Delighted to receive the Mayor of Calgary, His Worship Naheed Nenshi… https://t.co/Dsve3hWem0
3/3
2020
Pleasure to meet @VikasSwarup this evening and hear the story behind his novel that became Slumdog Millionaire. Th… https://t.co/QIoww6wUET
Retweeted by Vikas SwarupCelebrating the parliamentary bonds between India and Ireland based on shared values. A privilege to meet HE Seán Ó… https://t.co/0vC6Q6bndtThe poet in the park. Very happy to see this bust of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore in St Stephen's Green, Dublin https://t.co/8xMsyt2o9xBoosting the long standing ties with Ireland. Delighted to be in the lovely city of Dublin for Foreign Office Consu… https://t.co/q0RFioo5DD
2/28
2020
Reaffirming India's commitment to ensuring human rights for all citizens. Had a good meeting with UN High Commissio… https://t.co/RZUh8b3yN8
2/27
2020
Thank you for #India's strong determination to contain #COVID19 and for following @WHO’s protocols, @VikasSwarup, V… https://t.co/eUqAOa238O
Retweeted by Vikas SwarupHealth for all. Had an excellent discussion with Director General of the @WHO @DrTedros on #COVIDー19 and its contai… https://t.co/BCCzXC1RkGIndia 🇮🇳 in Geneva #HRC43 Bilateral engagements continue on the sidelines|Secretary West @VikasSwarup meets the P… https://t.co/cqTNSVZ3IR
Retweeted by Vikas SwarupMy statement at the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council. https://t.co/jRzZJYSQg0Statement by India at the High Level Segment #HRC43|🇮🇳believes in inclusive development for all with the trust of a… https://t.co/mWLVXLd2Pe
Retweeted by Vikas Swarup"My life is my message". Paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi before making India's National Statement at the 43rd sessi… https://t.co/pkKNumAJ7qBeginning the day with an interaction with the top leadership of the UN in Geneva. Delighted to meet HE Elisabeth T… https://t.co/9ZjQun8o2Q
2/26
2020
Outlining India's priorities in the field of human rights. Hosted an outreach event for the high level delegations… https://t.co/1zr6znw6vNTalking Commonwealth. Good meeting with Rt Hon Patricia Scotland, Secretary General of the Commonwealth.… https://t.co/ppgN23LHLuGlad to meet with @VikasSwarup, Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs, India. We had a wide-ranging… https://t.co/bAb3KJoi6v
Retweeted by Vikas SwarupAdvancing ties with the UK. Very warm meeting with Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon @tariqahmadbt to discuss the full range… https://t.co/dWGqgbYsBA
2/25
2020

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