Mr Shiv Shankar Menon

Shivshankar Menon is an Indian diplomat, who served as National Security Adviser of India under Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh. He had previously served as the Foreign Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. Prior to that he was Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, and Sri Lanka and ambassador to China and Israel. He is an alumnus did his schooling from Scindia School, Gwalior, and later did his MA in History from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University.
He also served the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) as Advisor to the Atomic Energy Commission. His work continued through his posting in Vienna. He was then posted to Beijing, the first of three positions he served in China. His last position in China as ambassador was also significant as it marked improvement in Sino-India relations, the high point being the visit of then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Menon has also served as Ambassador to Israel and High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and Pakistan. A major milestone of his career was the Indo-US nuclear deal, for which he Had worked hard to convince NSG Member nations Along With Shyam Saran to get a clean waiver for nuclear supplies to India. He joined the Brookings Institution (USA) as a distinguished fellow and also serves as chairman of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Chinese Studies Based in New Delhi.
He has written a Book Named ” Choices: Inside The Making Of Indian Foreign Policy ” First Published On 15 November 2016 Based On His Experience As A “4Th” National Security Advisor Of India.
He joined as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies at National University of Singapore in November 2017.
Mr. Shivshankar Menon is a member of the Board of Governors, Scindia Education Society since 1st January 2016.