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AMBASSADOR PHUNCHOK STOBDAN is a distinguished academician, diplomat and author, and an expert on foreign policy and national security. He is a known authority on Central and Inner Asian affairs. He last served as India’s ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic. He has previously served in the National Security Council Secretariat and been director of the Centre for Strategic Studies in Jammu and Kashmir. He is the founding president of the Ladakh
International Centre, Leh, and has been senior fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi, as well as distinguished fellow at the United Services Institution.