Pavan Kapoor appointed as the next Ambassador of India to UAEDevdiscourse News Desk | New Delhi | Updated: 28-08-2019 11:12 IST | Created: 28-08-2019 11:09 IST
The 1990 cadre IFS officer will replace Navdeep Singh Puri, who has been heading the Indian mission in UAE since October 2016. Pavan Kapoor (Indian Foreign Service) 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. 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.
Absolutely delighted over the appointment of my dear friend and colleague Amb. Pavan Kapoor as India's next ambassador to UAE. All the very best for taking this rapidly growing relationship to new heights. And yes, you will be busy! pic.twitter.com/27XVawIllE— IndAmbUAE (@navdeepsuri) August 28, 2019