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Amb C V Ranganathan (b. 1935) served as India's ambassador to China between 1987 and 1991 when Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's landmark visit to Beijing took place. His diplomatic assignments also include the ambassadorship to France. He has been a Jawaharlal Nehru Fellow from 1998 till 2000. 

He is a frequent contributor to the national and international media. He has published a number of papers and is the co-author, with Amb V C Khanna, of the book India and China-the Way Ahead. In 2013, he co-edited the book “The 18th. National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party- A Major Turning Point for China.”


Areas of interest

Sino-Indian Relations


Current Positions

    Emeritus Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi.
    Chairman of Advisory Board, China Study Centre, I.I.T. (Madras). 
    Acting Chairman, Asia Centre, Bangalore


Past Positions


    Co-Chairman of India-China Eminent Persons Group

    Convenor, National Security Advisory Board (NSAB)



    BA: Economics and Political Science, Madras University

    Diploma with Honours in Chinese language and literature

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