Retired Navy Captain & Ex Diplomat, who is Post -Graduate in Mechanical & Marine Engineering Design. He has extensively worked in Russia & CIS countries with training in shipbuilding at Vladivostok & Riga. He was First Secretary at Embassy of India Moscow from 1988 to 1994 dealing with Defence Industrial Complex of Ex- USSR as a whole & then Russia (after the break up) for defence procurement. While in Navy he had handled many engineering projects on Dockyard expansion, Diesel Engines, Gas Turbines, Power Packs and Steam Turbines (at BHEL Bhopal). He has worked with organizations like Mazagon Docks Ltd as Project officer for construction of INS Delhi class of ships, ONGC as chief Engineer OSVs, RITES Ltd as consultant for GT Projects. He also represented Exceltech of USA in India to develop their business initially. In his last appointment as Senior Advisor at India-Russia Chamber of Commerce he handled the business development activities covering all spheres of trade & commerce including leading the business delegations to Russia. Based on his vast experience in dealing with Russia & CIS countries he is now heading Russian Business Development Desk at the BRICS Chamber.