The Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India offered an intensive one-week long course on “Diplomacy and Foreign Policy – An Indian Perspective” for diplomats from ASEM members, from 14-20 November 2018 in New Delhi, India. This course was the fourth edition of the successful week long courses conducted in July 2017, June 2016 and March 2015 (see below related events).

The course was organised by the Foreign Service Institute of the Ministry of External Affairs. Nominations were invited from a regular Foreign Service Officer, aged below 40 with a minimum 2 years of diplomatic experience and proficiency in English who are posted in their respective headquarters and have never visited India. The objective of the course was to enhance awareness about issues in diplomacy today and would include an introduction to various facets of India’s foreign policy.