Manish Chand: A Brief Profile

Manish Chand is a well-known foreign affairs expert,  publisher and editor, who has written extensively on diplomatic and foreign policy issues. He is Founder-CEO of Centre for Global India Insights (CGII), a think tank focused on international affairs and mapping India’s rise as a global player. He is CEO, TGII Media Private Limited, a leading Delhi-based media, publishing and research company, and Editor-in-Chief, “India and The World,” an influential magazine-journal focused on international affairs and India Writes Network (, a portal on global affairs.
His latest book is “India’s G20 Legacy: Shaping a New World,” a compendium of commentaries and essays by eminent diplomats and experts.
He has worked with leading think tanks, media organisations and industry bodies, including The Times of India, The Asian Age, RIS, Observer Research Foundation and Confederation of Indian Industry. He has worked closely with India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on a host of publications, research reports and public diplomacy projects.
He has also excelled as an organiser and curator of conferences focused on global affairs.  Known for his eloquence and knowledge of global affairs, he has participated in international seminars organized by leading think tanks and organisations like Chatham House, the Indian Council for World Affairs (ICWA), Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), RIS, People’s Daily, India International Centre, the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), Nordic Africa Society, CODESERIA and Indian Institute of Foreign Trade.
Publications/Books/Journals: He has authored and edited several publications and books, including “Journeys Across Continents: A New India on the Global Stage,” the first-of-its-kind book that maps PM Modi’s journeys to various foreign countries. He is the Editor of the much-acclaimed book on India-Africa relations, entitled “Two Billion Dreams: Celebrating India-Africa Friendship. He is co-editor of “India-Africa Partnership: Towards Sustainable Development” (published by RIS and FIDC, 2015) and Co-editor of “Engaging with Resurgent Africa,” published by McMillan and Observer Research Foundation, 2009.
He served as Editor of Africa Quarterly, the prestigious journal focused on India-Africa relations and African issues, published by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), during 2005-2012.
A widely-travelled journalist, he has accompanied India’s Prime Minister Foreign Minister and Vice-President to over 50 foreign countries on bilateral visits as well as for multilateral summits, including UNGA, BRICS, SCO, ASEAN/East Asia summit and G20.
He has been widely quoted in media and interviewed by many media outfits for his comments on international issues, including AFP, People’s Daily, Global Times, BBC, Lok Sabha TV, ABP, All India Radio, South African Broadcasting, Deutsche Welle (Germany) and Kommersant/Sputnik (Russia). His articles have been quoted in many scholarly books on foreign policy issues.