Lt Gen V G Khandare (Retd)

Lieutenant General Vinod G. Khandare, PVSM, AVSM, SM is a former officer of the Indian Army and is currently serving as the Principal Adviser in the Ministry of Defence. He retired from active military service on 31 January 2018 and was the Military Advisor to the National Security Council Secretariat of India at the Secretary level from 2018 to 2021. In his final active military appointment, he served as both the Director General of the Defence Intelligence Agency and the Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff for Intelligence from November 2015 to January 2018.

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  • I, Varun Dixit, a PhD scholar in the field of Social Sciences. My research is sponsored by ICSSR (Ministry of Education) under the title ” A Comparative Analysis of the Role of MEA and PMO in foreign policy making during UPA (2004-2009) and NDA (2014-2019) governments.

    I am required to conduct interviews for the following retired or service (Principal Secretaries, Foreign Secretaries, National Security Advisors, Secretaries, Ambassadors and Diplomats).

    Sir, it is difficult to understand the idea of administration and foreign policy implementation without your guidance. Your role during the service is immeasurable, and your words of advice would be a great help for my thesis.

    The interview will help examine the performance of the MEA, its structure, decision-making process, the role of leadership, and the active involvement of the NSA and PMO in constructing India’s foreign policy.

    The interview will help examine the performance of the MEA, its structure and leadership role, and the active involvement of NSA and PMO in Foreign Policy decisions.

    The data collected through this study will be highly confidential and used for academic and research purposes only.

    Thank you for your time. I hope to hear from you soon.

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