List of Recent Indian Ambassadors to Foreign Countries 2023

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This article provides a comprehensive list of Indian ambassadors to foreign countries, as well as the latest updates on their appointments. The names of individuals who serve as representatives of Indian embassies overseas are crucial for general knowledge and various competitive and government examinations. It is important to have a good understanding of these details in standard English.

About High commissioners and Ambassadors

▪ High commissioners represent India’s diplomatic missions in member states of the Commonwealth of Nations

▪ Ambassadors represent diplomatic missions in other states except for the Commonwealth countries.

▪ The head of a diplomatic mission to an international organization is called a permanent representative.

Commonwealth of Nations

▪ The Commonwealth of Nations is a political association of 54 member states, almost all of which are former territories of the British Empire.

Why do we need ambassadors?

☛ An ambassador is an official envoy and a top diplomat who represents a country and is typically assigned to another sovereign nation or international group. 

☛ Ambassadors hold the highest position in representing the President to a specific foreign country or international body. 

☛ Their main responsibilities include advocating for their nation's interests, overseeing an embassy, aligning the efforts of other U.S. agencies in the foreign country, and informing their home government about political and economic changes in the host country. 

☛ Ambassadors may travel to multiple nations to enhance relationships or handle diplomatic tasks. In certain cases, their government might assign them to conflict-affected countries for special and temporary diplomatic missions.

Recent News about Ambassadors to India and other countries

▪ Recently, Egypt has restored full diplomatic ties with Turkiye by appointing its ambassador
for the first time in 10 years.

▪ USA has appointed Eric Garcetti as its new ambassador to India.

▪ Ambassador Rabab Fatima, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations has been appointed as the Under Secretary General of the United Nations.

Recent News about Indian Ambassadors to Foreign Countries

▪ Jane Marriott has been appointed as the first female High Commissioner to Pakistan by the United Kingdom (Britain) in a recent development.

Nilakshi Saha Sinha has been appointed as the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Armenia.

M. Sridharan has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Sibi George has been appointed as the Indian ambassador to the Republic of Marshall Islands.

Vijay Shekhar Sharma has been made the ambassador of the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG).

▪ Music Maestro, AR Rahman has been appointed as ambassador of the Indo-UK culture platform, Season of Culture.

Sachin Tendulkar will continue as United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) ‘Goodwill Ambassador’ for a record 20th year, working for the welfare of underprivileged children.

Ruchira Kamboj is the current Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations. She has previously served as the High Commissioner of India to South Africa. She was the first female Indian Ambassador to Bhutan.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

▪ UNICEF has appointed 25-year-old Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate as a Goodwill Ambassador.

▪ He has been recognized by UNICEF for his outstanding global support for climate justice for current and future generations.

Millie Bobby Brown was UNICEF’s youngest Goodwill Ambassador (appointed in 2018).

Indian Ambassadors and High Commissioners to Foreign Countries 2023

SL.NoCountry / OrganisationPerson
1ArmeniaNilakshi Saha Sinha
2AzerbaijanSridharan Madhusudan
3Republic of Marshall IslandsSibi George
4Lao People’s Democratic RepublicPrashant Agarwal
5UgandaUpender Singh Rawat
6AustraliaPhilip Green
7PanamaSumit Seth
8LithuaniaDevesh Uttam
9IndonesiaSandeep Chakravorty
10SomaliaNamgya C Khampa
11SyriaDr Irshad Ahmad

Indian ambassadors and high commissioners to foreign countries (Appointed in 2022)

SL.NoCountry / OrganisationPerson
1.NepalNaveen Srivastava
2.Netherlands Reenat Sandhu
3.Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations.Ruchira Kamboj
4.ThailandNagesh Singh
5.BangladeshPranay Kumar Verma
6.United KingdomVikram Doraiswami
7.BhutanSudhakar Dalela
8.KenyaNamgya C. Khampa
9.MadagascarBandaru Wilsonbabu
10.JapanSibi George
11.EritreaPrakash Chand
12.CanadaSanjay Verma
13.United KingdomVikram Doraiswami
14.South KoreaAmit Kumar
15.Cote d’IvoireRajesh Ranjan
16.Bosnia and HerzegovinaPartha Satpathy
17.Slovak RepublicApoorva Srivastava
18.GuineaAvtar Singh
19.KuwaitAdarsh Swaika
20.Republic of ColombiaShri Vanlalhuma
21.SeychellesShri Kartik Pande
22.Republic of MaltaMs. Gloria Gangte
23.Republic of SenegalShri Dinkar Asthana
24.New ZealandNeeta Bhushan

Indian ambassadors and high commissioners to foreign countries (Appointed in 2021)

SL.NoCountryPerson
1.AustraliaManpreet Vohra
2.BelarusAlok Ranjan Jha
3.BulgariaSanjay Rana
4.ChileSubrata Bhattacharjee
5.DenmarkPooja Kapoor
6.EgyptAjit Vinayak Gupte
7.FijiP. S. Karthigeyan
8.IcelandB. Shyam
9.IraqPrashant Pise
10.IrelandAkhilesh Mishra
11.KazakhstanSUbhadarshini Tripthi
12.LiberiaPradip Kumar Yadav
13.MalaysiaB. Nagabhushana Reddy
14.MaltaSangeeta Bahadur
15.MozambiqueAnkan Banerjee
16.PolandNagma Mohammad Mallick
17.SerbiaSanjiv Kohli
18.TanzaniaBinaya Shrikanta Praadhaan
19.GermanyHarish Parvathaneni
20.First Muslim to be nominated by Joe Biden as the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious FreedomRashad Hussain

Indian ambassadors to foreign countries (Appointed in 2020)

SL.NoCountryPerson
1.Afghanistan Rudrendra Tandon
2.Algeria Gaurav Ahluwalia
3.Angola Pratibha Parkar
4.Bahrain Piyush Srivastava
5.Bangladesh Vikram Doraiswami
6.Belgium Santosh Jha
7.Brazil Suresh Reddy
8.Cambodia Devyani Uttam Khobragade
9.Canada Ajay Bisaria
10.DR Congo Ram Karan Verma
11.Croatia Rajkumar Shrivastava
12.Ethiopia Robert Shetkintong
13.Finland Raveesh Kumar
14.FranceJawed Ashraf
15.Kuwait Sibi George
16.Singapore P Kumaran
17.Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwarta
18.Philippines Shambhu S. Kumaran
19.Qatar Deepak Mittal
20Romania Rahul Shrivastava

Permanent representatives to International organizations

Recent Updates

▪ The current Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations is Ruchira Kamboj, who took charge of the post on August 1, 2022.

▪ Recently, the Government of India has extended the tenure of Brajendra Navnit as the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India to the World Trade Organization (WTO).

SL. NoHost organizationLocationPermanent Representatives
1.United NationsNew York CityRuchira Kamboj
2.UNESCOParisVishal V. Sharma
3.World Trade OrganizationGenevaBrajendra Navneet
4.Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)JakartaJayant N. Khobragade
5.African UnionAddis AbabaRobert Shetkintong
6.International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)ViennaMalina Paul
7.Conference on DisarmamentGenevaShamim Aktar

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