Salman Haidar is a former Foreign Secretary. He served as
the Indian ambassador to the United Kingdom, China, and Bhutan,
and as first secretary and deputy to the ambassador in Afghanistan.
also served as head of the Diplomatic Service, Secretary East,
and spokesman for the Ministry of External Affairs and later
chief of protocol, among other diplomatic positions.
1977–80, Amb Haidar was the minister/deputy permanent
representative of India at the United Nations in New York.
He also writes a weekly column on political affairs for The
Statesman, since 2000.
received a B.A., with honors, in English from Delhi University
and a B.A., with honors, in English from Cambridge University.