Ambassador Ajai Malhotra

Ambassador Ajai Malhotra worked at Indian diplomatic missions in Bucharest, Geneva, Kuwait, Moscow, Nairobi, New York and Washington DC.

His wide ranging experience includes being on the Indian team negotiating issues such as biological diversity, climate change, desertification, education, energy, forestry, health, human rights, human settlements, intellectual property rights, international law, labour, ozone depletion, sustainable development and international trade. In 2004, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Western University of Arad, Romania, in recognition of his work in support of environment and development.

He is presently a Distinguished Fellow at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, besides being Chairman and Managing Trustee of two organisations serving the underprivileged – CHIKITSA and SHIKSHA – as well as Chairman, Nehru Trust for the Indian Collections at the Victoria & Albert Museum, and Chairman, NAB Centre for Blind Women & Disability Studies. He frequently contributes to seminars on economic, environmental, defence, political, trade and security issues.

Talking to him is Commodore C Uday Bhaskar (Retd.) on Delhi –Moscow Relationship.