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H.E. Mr Rakesh Sood


Indian diplomat and former Ambassador to Kabul

Among many other assignments abroad, His Excellency Mr Rakesh Sood was India’s Ambassador to Afghanistan from 2005 to early 2008, Ambassador to Nepal from 2008 to 2011 and to France from 2011 to March 2013. 

In September 2013, Ambassador Sood was appointed Special Envoy of the Prime Minister for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Issues.   

Since his retirement, he has been writing and commenting regularly in both print and audio visual media on India’s foreign policy, its economic dimensions and regional &international security issues.