Speaker's Profile

Tarun Vijay

Tarun Vijay is a Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha (Uttarakhand, India), President of the Parliamentary Group on India-China Friendship, Convener for the BJP Parliamentary Party's Research and Policy Studies Cell, and Member of the Parliamentary Committee on Official Language, the BJP National Executive, the Parliamentary Consultative Committee on the Ministry of External Affairs, and the Board of Governors, Parliamentary Network on World Bank and IMF.

He has been working on climate change and environmental issues in the Garhwal Himalayas through tribal development projects, and on India-China relations on a fellowship from Sichuan University.

He is Founder and Director of the India East Asia Research Foundation. He conceptualized and organized the Indus Festival (Sindhu Darshan) in Ladakh, and led India's first Indus expedition from Demchhok to Batalik.  

He is an environmentalist, tribal activist and a keen photographer and writer, who has published 23 books in Hindi, Kannad, and English, and is a columnist for 22 Indian newspapers.