Vickram Bahl 

Vickram Bahl is the Editor At Large of, an Indian TV News and features agency that provides news and current affairs content to leading Indian and international Television channels. 

Programmes that report and explore on current political and economic issues are hosted by him on various channels. 

Opportunities Overseas, on India's national broadcaster, Doordarshan News, was started in 2005 and completed 10 successful years of exploring one country every month from the Indian point of view.

Programmes in the past have been Insight -with Vickram Bahl, on Doordarshan (interview with a global leader) Biz Talk (interview with the person behind the business story of the week), Face to Face (interview with a top politician, bureaucrat, news maker of the week), Future Tense (a weekly programme that explored  jobs and business opportunities of the future), Budget Live (the annual budget, Live debate), Safer Tomorrow Quiz (an interschool quiz series) and Global Vision (a weekly world affairs programme with global personalities as guests) covered various areas and were very successful.

His TV interviews with leading global political personalities include  President Vladimir Putin of Russia, Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen of Finland, Prime Minister Ference Guyurcsany of Hungary, Prime Minister Jose Socretese of Portugal, Former Prime Minister Esko Aho of Finland, President Anibal Cavaco Silva of Portugal, President Festos Mogae of Botswana, Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt of Belgium, Former President Fidel Ramos of Philippines, Former Prime Minister Giuliano Amato of Italy, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg of Norway, President Vaclav Klaus of the Czech Republic, Prime Minister Donald Tusk of Poland, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia, Former President Roza Otunbayeve of Kyrgyzstan, President Tarja Halonen of Finland, President Dmitry Medvedev of Russia, Former Prime Minister George Papendreou of Greece and President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan.

Russian Prime Minister Putin's live Internet TV  interaction with the people of India during his visit in March 2010 was hosted by Vickram Bahl. This is probably the first live interaction by a visiting head of government over the internet in India, thus bringing Internet TV to a new level.  

His interviewed many leading Indian personalities such as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, BJP President Nitin Gadkari, Amar Singh, Subramanian Swamy, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, N R Narayana Murthy, among others.

In 2009, he was invited as Special Guest for the launch of Prime TV English, in Sri Lanka, with President Rajapaksa as Chief Guest. Also conducted the first Live telecast of the channel.

He has covered many news stories including the Indian national elections, international agreements, such as the Indo-US Nuclear deal, demonstrations and terror attacks, such as the Mumbai attacks.

Awarded Bene Merito medal from the Republic of Poland in April 2014 in recognition of deepening bilateral relations between Poland and India.

Apart from speaking regularly at various international forums he also moderates such conferences. Conferences include the Alliance of Civilizations, Electronic Mass Media and Terrorism, Russia India Social Dialogue, BRICS Media Forum.





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