H. K. Dua


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Mr. H K Dua is a member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha); Nominated by the President.He has been Media Advisor to two Prime Ministers-Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee and Mr H.D. Deve Gowda, both belonging to different parties. He is former Ambassador of India to Denmark.He is a Member of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs; Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Home Affairs; Special invitee to the Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Defence. He is also a former Member of National Security Advisory Board.He is former Editor of the Hindustan Times; Editor-in-Chief of the Indian Express; Editor-in-Chief of the Tribune; Editorial Advisor to the Times of India and has been commenting extensively on national and international affairs in newspaper columns and on TV channels.He has interviewed world leaders like Mrs Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister Li Peng of China, Israeli Prime Minister Rabin, Iranian President Rafsanjani and several other world leaders.He received Padma Bhushan from President K R Narayanan. He also received Durga Ratan Award, G K Reddy Award; Bal Gangadhar Tilak Award for Excellence in Journalism. He has been conferred D.Litt (Hon) by Punjab University and the Kurukshetra University. He was a member of the Senate of Punjab University and Court of Jawaharlal Nehru University.