India's Role in Asia-Pacific and the World

Center for Global South Asian Studies and the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen is pleased to invite you to a talk by Mr. Ajit Gupte, Ambassador of India to Denmark.


Mr. Ajit Gupte joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1991. He has studied Chinese (Mandarin) and has specialized in China with postings in New Delhi as Under Secretary (China) [1995-98] and in Hong Kong [1998-2000] and Beijing [2000-2004].

He has extensive exposure to India’s neighborhood and has served in Dhaka from 2004 to 2008 as First Secretary/Counsellor.

Mr. Gupte served in ICCR as Deputy Director General to promote India’s cultural diplomacy and ‘soft power’ from 2008 to 2010. Thereafter, he was Deputy Chief of Mission in Embassy of India Berlin from 2010 to 2014. During this period, he was also Charge d’ Affaires for 9 months. He held the post of Joint Secretary (Development Partnership Administration-I), dealing with Lines of Credit for all developing countries, including India’s neighboring countries from 2015 to 2017. He assumed charge as Ambassador of India to Denmark on 2 September 2017.


Head of Department Ingolf Thuesen

Dr. Ravinder Kaur

Ambassador Ajit Gupte

The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session.

Tea/coffee/light refreshments will be offered to registered participants.


Registration is required. In order to register for the event, please send a mail to Joan Ellingsgaard Kindberg by 1st February.