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Chandrashekhar Dasgupta (born 2 May 1940) is an Indian civil servant, diplomat, writer and a former Indian ambassador to the European Union, Belgium, Luxembourg and China.
Dasgupta entered Indian Foreign Service in 1962 and worked as a diplomat till his superannuation in 2000. During this period, he served as the Indian ambassador to China (1993–1996) and Belgium and Luxemburg and the European Union (1996–2000). Prior to his postings as an ambassador, he was the high commissioner to Singapore (1981–84) and Tanzania (1984-86) and held the vice-chair of the preparatory committees of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), popularly known as the Earth Summit, held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.
Dasgupta, a distinguished fellow of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), has delivered several keynote addresses on Climate and Climate policies. He is a member of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and is a former chairperson of the China Task Force. He served as the co-chairman of the EU-India Round Table and presented one of the key reports at the 12th EU-India Round Table held at Paris in July 2008. He sat in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights from January 2007 to December 2010 and is an incumbent member of the Prime Minister's Council on Climate Change.
- C. Dasgupta (19 March 2002). War and Diplomacy in Kashmir,1947-48. SAGE Publications India. ISBN 978-0-7619-9588-3.
While on his assignment with the European Union in Brussels, Dasgupta made frequent visits to London to consult the British archives at the India Office Library. The information from the archives forms the core of the material in War and Diplomacy in Kashmir, 1947-48, which covers the onset of the Kashmir conflict in October 1947 and the conduct of Indo-Pakistani War of 1947 along with the diplomatic developments in which Britain played a central role. Most of the book is about British strategies which showed a decided tilt towards Pakistan in the Kashmir dispute, earning the British the epithet Perfidious Albion in the Indian public discourse.
The book was received in India with much acclaim, and was republished in 2014 as a "SAGE classic". Dasgupta's conclusions were broadly confirmed by Rakesh Ankit in 2013, based on the newer Dominion Office material made available in 2008–2009.
- "Executive Profile". Bloomberg. 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
- "Dasgupta on CESCR" (PDF). International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
- "Speakers". Council on Energy, Environment and Water. 2010. Archived from the original on 10 June 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
- "Distinguished Fellow, TERI" (PDF). TERI. 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
- "Report on climate change, by Mr Dasgupta". 12th EU-India Round Table. 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
- "PM's climate change council recast". The Hindu. 6 November 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
- Noorani, A. G. (11 May 2002), "Kashmir in retrospect", Frontline
- "Perfidious Albion and the first Kashmir war". Book review. Kashmir Herald. June 2002. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
- ISBN 8132117956, ISBN 9788132117957
- Ankit, Rakesh (2013), "Britain and Kashmir, 1948: 'The Arena of the UN'", Diplomacy & Statecraft, 24 (2): 273–290, doi:10.1080/09592296.2013.789771
- "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
- Chandrashekhar Dasgupta (7 July 2014). "Raising the heat on climate change". Guest column. Business Standard. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
| Indian High Commissioner to Singapore
| Indian High Commissioner to Tanzania
| Indian Ambassador to China
Vijay K. Nambiar
A. N. Ram
| Indian Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union
P. K. Singh