SRINAGAR – The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday appointed Prof. Amitabh Mattoo as Advisor to the Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, with the status of a Cabinet Minister.
Prof. Mattoo, born on 26 June 1962 in Srinagar, is one of India’s leading thinkers and writers on international relations. Mattoo is widely regarded as an inspiring and innovative builder of institutions and the foremost Indian intellectual seeking to build peace in the South Asian region.
He is on leave from New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University where he serves as a Professor of Disarmament Studies at the School of International Studies. Mattoo has been a Member of the National Knowledge Commission, a high-level advisory group to the Prime Minister of India, and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jammu.