Triloki Nath Kaul

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Triloki Nath Kaul (or T. N. Kaul) (1913 - January 16, 2000) was one of India's foremost diplomats, who remained Indian Foreign Secretary (1967 - 1972) and strategic studies experts.


Born in 1913 in Baramulla, Kashmir, and educated at the universities of Punjab, Allahabad and King's College London,[citation needed] He died aged 86 in January 2000 due to cardic arrest at his orchard in Rajgarh.[1]


He joined the Indian Civil Service in 1939 and later the Indian Foreign Service in 1947 (see his *Reminiscences*). He served the Government of India as Ambassador of India to the Soviet Union, U.S., and Iran, as well as being Deputy High Commissioner and acting High Commissioner to the UK, and Foreign Secretary to the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.[1][2] He was also the Vice-Chairman of the Indian unit of the UNESCO and Chairman of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations.[1]

Besides his diplomatic career, he lectured widely on international peace and security issues at various universities all over the world.[citation needed]

Major works[edit]

Kaul was the author of several books on foreign policy.[2] Some of his works include:

  • Diplomacy in Peace & War
  • Recollections and Reflections (1978)
  • Life in a Himalayan Hamlet (1982)
  • My Years through Raj and Swaraj (1993)
  • A Diplomat’s Diary (1947-1999) (2000)


  1. ^ a b c "T. N. Kaul cremated". The Tribune (Chandigarh). 19 January 2000. Retrieved 2012-01-21. 
  2. ^ a b online, (17 Jan 2000). "T.N. Kaul Dead". 

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Political offices
Preceded by
L.K. Jha
Indian Ambassador to the United States
Succeeded by
Kewal Singh