Talmiz Ahmad

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Talmiz Ahmad
تلميذ أحمد
India Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
In office
2000–2003
India Ambassador to Oman
In office
2003–2004
Indian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates
In office
2007–2010
India Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
In office
2010–2011
Personal details
Born 1951
Nationality Indian
Residence India
Occupation Diplomat, writer
Writing career
Notable work The Islamist Challenge in West Asia: Doctrinal and Political Competitions after the Arab Spring

Talmiz Ahmad ((Urdu/Persian: تلميذ أحمد‬), in 1951),  is an Indian diplomat[1] and joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1974, and served as Indian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (2000–03; 2010–11);[2] Oman (2003–04), and the UAE (2007–10). He was Additional Secretary for International Cooperation in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas in 2004-06. In 2006-07, he was Director General of the Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi. In July 2011, the Saudi Government conferred on him the King Abdul Aziz Medal First Class for his contribution to the promotion of Indo-Saudi relations. After retirement from Foreign Service, he is working with an energy company in Dubai.

He has published two books: Reform in the Arab World: External Influences and Regional Debates (2005) and Children of Abraham at War: the Clash of Messianic Militarisms (2010). His new book, The Islamist Challenge in West Asia: Doctrinal and Political Competitions after the Arab Spring, published in August 2013.He writes and lectures frequently on the politics of West Asia, Political Islam and energy security issues. Presently he is a Visiting Distinguished Fellow at ORF.[3]

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