Mr. Debnath Shaw

Regional Council Member, GWP-South Asia and Retired Indian Foreign Service (IFS) Officer

Mr. Debnath Shaw is an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer of batch 1984. He is former Indian Ambassador to Azerbaijan from December 2008 to May, 2012 and High Commissioner, Tanzania from July 2012 to July 2015. After a stint at the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), New Delhi, he served in Indian diplomatic missions in Hong Kong, Beijing (twice), Bonn and Dhaka. Mr. Shaw also served Government of India as Joint Secretary in the Ministries of Defence and External Affairs , respectively, from mid-2005 to end 2008. He was also a visiting fellow at the South Asia Programme of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), in Washington, DC in 2004-05. Presently Mr. Debnath Shaw is Advisor, WAPCOS Ltd. (A Government of India Undertaking under Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation).

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