T.P. Sreenivasan is a former Permanent Representative  of India to the United Nations, Vienna and Governor for India of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna and Ambassador to Austria and Slovenia (2000-2004), T.P. Sreenivasan has served in the Indian Foreign Service for 37 years. His previous postings were as Deputy Chief of Mission in the Embassy of India, Washington, (1997-2000) High Commissioner of India to Kenya and Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations in Nairobi, (1995-1997) Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, New York. (1992-1995) and Ambassador to Fiji and 8 other South Pacific Island States (1986-1989). He has also served in New Delhi, Tokyo, Thimphu, New York and Yangon. He rose to the highest level in the Indian Foreign Service in 2001 and retired in 2004.

       Mr. Sreenivasan has nearly 20 years of experience in multilateral diplomacy and has represented India at a number of international conferences organised by the United Nations, the Commonwealth and the Nonaligned Movement.  He has chaired several UN Committees and Conferences.

       Mr. Sreenivasan has a creditable academic record, having stood first in the University of Kerala in B.A. (English) and M.A. (English).  He has won several distinctions during his student days.  He speaks Japanese and Russian.

          Mr. Sreenivasan was a member of the National Security Advisory Board of the Government of India from 2009 to 2012. H   Read More.. »


My Books

Words, Words, Words- Adventures in Diplomacy

More than just a memoir, this book is diplomatic history, a meticulously recorded account of the variety of bilateral and multilateral diplomatic negotiations in which T.P. Sreenivasan was involved

Encounters (Rhythm House)

In his long and exciting career as a diplomat, Mr Sreenivasan has met and interacted with several personalities all over the world, who have changed the course of our contemporary history, some pol

Mattering to India--The Shashi Tharoor Campaign (Pearson)

Today s Icarus may well be tomorrow s Phoenix, says long-time friend of Shashi Tharoor s, former Ambassador T. P. Sreenivasan, in this personal narrative on the fight for the Thiruvananthapuram Lok

Applied Diplomacy Through The Prism of Mythology (Wisdom Tree)

Applied Diplomacy through the Prism of Mythology is a collection of the fine writings of former Ambassador T.P. Sreenivasan, curated from a bunch of riveting essays, commentaries and speeches deliv

Venkat Forever (Konark)

Former Ambassador T.P. Sreenivasan held crucial posts around the world during his 37-year IFS career. An admirer of Ambassador A.P. Venkateswaran, he was handpicked by him as the High Commissioner