Kishan S. Rana

Kishan S. Rana
Kishan S. Rana 2017-09-24T21:51:01+00:00


This is my personal website.

After 35 rewarding years in the Indian Foreign Service, I now teach, in traditional classes, and via e-learning programs, and I am an author. I have written eleven books and am working on one more.

My wife Mimi and I make our home in Delhi, with a toehold at the hill resort, Mt. Abu, where we have a holiday home. We have a son and a daughter, both very talented, a high-flyer daughter-in-law, and two splendid grandchildren, young adults forging ahead in their lives.


Conscientiously perform good actions without attachment;
thus one attains the Supreme 

Bhagwad Gita
Chapter III, Verse 19


  1. Ramesh Jaura February 26, 2017 at 03:05 - Reply

    Dear Ambassador Rana,
    I am a journalist based in Berlin and New York, co-founder of the not-for-profit International Press Syndicate Group ( which has IDN-InDepthNews ( as its flagship agency.
    We have come across your stimulating article in the Business Standard online of Feb. 25: ‘Why India needs smart diplomacy’ stressing: “The country’s diplomatic machinery should have more resources for proactive external engagement.”
    We do not have access to the full article. I was wondering whether you as the author could send us the full text for personal reading, if not for reproducing with due acknowledgement. Beyond that, we would feel privileged to carry your thought provoking articles from time to time.
    Looking forward to your positive response.
    Warm wishes and regards.
    Ramesh Jaura

  2. Dalbir Ahlawat March 28, 2017 at 06:39 - Reply

    Dear Prof Rana

    I am Dr Dalbir Ahlawat, currently teaching at the Department of Security Studies and Criminology at Macquarie University, Australia. I research and write on the security and strategic affairs in the Indo-pacific region. The soft power concept is new to me.

    It was great pleasure to read your chapter entitled: India and China: Soft power in an Asian context, published in The Routledge Handbook of Soft Power. This is an interesting article that clearly delineates the soft power dynamics of both the countries. This gives me other side of the Indo-Chinese relations.

    Look forward to read more of your writings.


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