Hardeep Singh Puri - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Hardeep Singh Puri is the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs. He has written the book ‘Perilous Interventions: The Security Council and the Politics of Chaos’. Former  Vice-President of the International Peace Institute (a nonprofit think tank headquartered in New York) and Secretary General of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism, he was also head of the Indian delegation to the UN Security Council and ambassador and permanent representative of India to the UN, New York.  From 2008 to 2009 he was secretary (economic relations), Ministry of Foreign Affairs.