India appoints Pavan Kapoor as ambassador to UAE

Pavan Kapoor, ambassador to UAE, UAE

New Delhi - Kapoor will replace Navdeep Singh Suri, who has been heading the Indian mission in UAE since 2016.



By ANI

Published: Wed 28 Aug 2019, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Thu 29 Aug 2019, 11:13 AM

India on Wednesday appointed Pavan Kapoor as its next Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates.
The 1990 cadre IFS officer will replace Navdeep Singh Suri, who has been heading the Indian mission in UAE since October 2016. "Pavan Kapoor (lFS (Indian Foreign Service): 1990 has been appointed as the next Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates," said Ministry of External Affairs in a statement.
He will take up the assignment shortly, added the ministry.
"I am delighted the government have chosen my dear friend and colleague Pawan Kapoor as India's ambassador to UAE. He is a very capable and highly regarded diplomat with a diverse set of experiences. Given the rapid growth that we have seen in the India-UAE ties over the last four years, I am confident that ambassador Kapoor will play an important role in taking them to an even higher trajectory." Suri told Khaleej Times.

Over his diplomatic career, Kapoor has served in different capacities in the Indian Missions in Moscow, Kyiv, London and Geneva.
The diplomat has also served as the ambassador to Israel over the last three years with a new representative being appointed in his place last month.
He has also served in the Ministry of External Affairs and the Prime Minister's Office in New Delhi.
Kapoor was also appointed as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs of India from 2010 to 2013.


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