BIMSTEC: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
An interview with Amb Ranjit Gupta
Amb Ranjit Gupta talks to Leonora Juergens about the evolution of BIMSTEC , why the sub-regional grouping did not take off the way it should have initially and the necessary steps to be taken forward, in order to make BIMSTEC a success.
Amb Ranjit Gupta is a member of the Indian Foreign Service (retired). During his long tenure at the Ministry of External Affairs, he had served in Venezuela, Sultanate of Oman, Thailand, Taiwan and others in Ambassadorial capacity.
It was during his time in Thailand, that Amb Gupta was significantly involved in the formation of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). Currently, he is a Distinguished Fellow at the IPCS.
Leonora is an intern at the IPCS and also is in her final year of her Bachelors in South Asian Studies at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Previously she was a visiting student at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London under a DAAD-Scholarship and has interned with Oxfam India in the Assam Conflict response Program 2012, Kolkata , India.