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A clipping of Rajiv Gandhi in Syria, June 1988, Here 

Contributed by Dr. Bhaskar Balakrishnan has served as Ambassador of India to Greece from May 2005 to Sept 2007. Earlier, from December 2001to March 2005, he was India’s Ambassador to Cuba, concurrently accredited to Haiti and the Dominican Republic.  He has held diplomatic assignments in Indian Missions in Geneva, Khartoum ,Damascus, Lusaka and Vienna. After retirement he has been regularly writing for the media. Since 2009, he is a visiting professor at the JSS University, Mysore.