Amb. Gautam Bambawale

Amb. Gautam Bambawale

Amb. Gautam Bambawale was former Ambassador of India to Bhutan and China and High Commissioner to Pakistan. He was member of the Indian Foreign Service (1984-2018). He was stationed in Washington DC (2004-07) during the Indo-US nuclear deal, which transformed ties between the two countries. He has been India’s first Consul General in Guangzhou, China (2007-09); and was Director, Indian Cultural Centre, Berlin (1994-98). He worked in the Prime Minister’s Office (2002-04). At the Ministry of External Affairs, he was Joint Secretary for East Asia (2009-2014). He has dealt with China for 15 years of his 34-year diplomatic career. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and German. He is currently a Distinguished Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Symbiosis International University, Pune, and teaches Diplomacy and International Governance at the Symbiosis School of International Studies. He is also Consultant for some private-sector Indian companies. He has an M.Phil. in Economics from Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune.


Rising to the China Challenge: Winning through Strategic Patience and Economic Growth, Bambawale, G., Kelkar, V., Mashelkar, R., Natarajan, G., Ranade, A., & Shah, A. (2021). Rupa Publications. Rising to the China Challenge winning through strategic patience and economic growth

India founded Brics. It should not disengage from the key grouping, Bambawale, G., & Lahiri, K. (2023). Hindustan Times. India founded Brics. It should not disengage from the key grouping

The next big thing, Bambawale, G. (2023). Times of India. The Next Big Thing