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Friday, May 30, 2014

Diplomats are judged by their presentation and physical appearance, says Hamid Ansari

Ansari (right) with a section of 2012 batch IFS
INDIA’S vice-president and former diplomat M Hamid Ansari has said diplomats are judged by their presentation and also by physical appearance. While addressing 36 officer trainees of 2012 batch IFS in New Delhi on Wednesday, Ansari further added that service conditions of Indian Foreign Service (IFS) have also become…
very good now. Foreign Service Institute’s dean, Ambassador Ms Nengcha Lhouvum introduced the young officers to the vice-president.
According to a statement issued by the vice-president’s secretariat, here are a few takeaways from this veteran diplomat-turned vice-president of India.
1) A good diplomat is one who cultivates human relations.
2) A diplomat should always have positive attitude.
3) His job is to protect national interests.
4) Diplomats are judged by their presentation and physical appearance.
5) Every time a diplomat goes to a new place, he gets two to three months to adapt to the new area and culture.
6) Now the service conditions of Indian Foreign Service have also become very good.

And any don’t for Indian diplomats as prescribed by Ansari?
1) Don’t write off anyone.

2 comments:

  1. Please try to be more gender sensitive and do not always refer to a diplomat as "he" as they are a mixed lot. Thanks

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  2. Wow! Physical Appearance?? What does he actually mean? Isn't it some form Lookism favouring good looking people?
    I hope he should have said good body language or posture and tidy clothing according to occasion.

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