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Amb. Phunchok Stobdan

Senior Fellow
+91 11 2671 7983

Joined IDSA

March 1989


Central Asia & Afghanistan; China (Tibet, Xinjiang, Mongolia); Myanmar; The Himalayas


M Phil, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi


Ambassador (Prof.) P. Stobdan is a distinguished academician, diplomat, author and foreign policy expert. He has been India’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Kyrgyzstan until recently.

Ambassador Stobdan has earlier served in the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS). He also served as Director of the Centre for Strategic Studies in Jammu & Kashmir. He is the Founding President of Ladakh International Centre, Leh. Ambassador is currently a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. He is also a leading columnist for Indian Express and other national dailies in India.

Select Publications

  • The Last Colony: Muzaffarabad-Gilgit-Baltistan, (India Research Press, New Delhi, 2008).
  • “Building Strategic Partnership with Kazakhstan: A Blueprint for India’s Central Asia Policy,” Central Asia and the Caucasus: Journal of Social & Political Studies , No. 5 (41), 2006.
  • “India and Central Asia” in Indian Foreign Policy, (Ministry of External Affairs FSI-Academic Foundation Publication, 2006).
  • “Central Asia and India's Security,” Strategic Analysis, January-March 2004.
  • India and Kazakhstan: Civilizational Explorations, (Heritage Publication, New Delhi 2003).

Other publications