Shiv Shankar Menon

Former National Security Advisor and Architect of Indo-US Nuclear Deal

Shivshankar Menon is an Indian diplomat, who served as National Security Advisor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Menon has also served as Ambassador to Israel and China, and played a significant role in improved Indo-China relations, the high point being the visit of then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Shivshankar Menon has served as the High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and Pakistan as well. A major milestone of his career was the Indo-US nuclear deal, for which he worked hard to convince NSG nations to get a clean waiver for nuclear supplies to India. He also served the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) as Advisor to the Atomic Energy Commission.