Ambassador Satish Chandra, an Indian diplomat, has penned a book titled ‘A Life Well Spent – Four Decades in the Indian Foreign Service,’ chronicling his extensive career in the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) from 1965 to 2005. The book delves into his journey from being an IFS probationer to assuming the role of Deputy National Security Advisor, providing valuable perspectives on Indian diplomacy and tracing the development of the National Security Council (NSC) framework. Published in May 2023 by Rupa Publications, this insightful work offers readers a deeper understanding of Ambassador Satish Chandra’s experiences and the evolution of Indian foreign policy.
About Satish Chandra:
Satish Chandra is currently being the Vice Chairman of the New Delhi-based think tank, influential brains trust, Vivekananda International Foundation. Satish Chandra who joined the IFS in 1965 was posted in Indian missions till 1989. He served as India’s ambassador to the Philippines, its permanent representative to the UN Offices in Geneva, (Switzerland) and its High Commissioner to Pakistan. He was the chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee and, was the deputy national security advisor.