Arun K. Singh joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1979 after completing his Masters Degree in Economics from Delhi University and teaching at the University for two years.
His first assignment abroad was at the Embassy of India, Moscow from 1981-1982, where he learnt Russian. Later, he served at the Indian Missions in Addis Ababa as Second Secretary from 1982-1985, and in Tokyo as First Secretary from 1985 – 1988. On returning to Delhi at the Headquarters of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, he served as Deputy Secretary / Director dealing with East Asia and Pakistan Divisions from 1988-1991. From 1991-1993, he headed the Offices of the Foreign Secretary and the External Affairs Minister of India.
Ambassador Singh served at the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations Office, New York from 1993-1997 as Counsellor and handled multilateral social and economic negotiations. He served in the Indian Mission at Moscow again as Counsellor / Minister from 1997-2000. During his assignment in Delhi from 2000-2005, he served in the capacity of Joint Secretary dealing first with the United Nations Policy, and then Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Divisions at the Ministry of External Affairs.
Ambassador Singh served as Ambassador of India to Israel from April 2005 to September, 2008; and then as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of India, Washington D.C from October 2008 to April 2013. He assumed his new assignment as Ambassador of India to France on 28 April, 2013.
Ambassador Singh speaks Russian and Japanese and has some knowledge of French and Hebrew. He is married to Dr. Maina Chawla Singh; they have one daughter.
Deputy Chief of Mission
Mr. Indra Mani Pandey
Deputy Chief of Mission
Mr. Indra Mani Pandey assumed the charge of the post of Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of India, Paris on 14 January, 2013.
Earlier, he served as India’s Consul General at Guangzhou (China) during January, 2010 to December, 2012. He has also served, in various capacities, at Indian Missions at Cairo (Egypt), Damascus (Syria), Islamabad (Pakistan), Kabul (Afghanistan) and Geneva (Switzerland).
At the Ministry of External Affairs headquarters in New Delhi, Mr. Pandey has served, in various capacities, in Divisions such as West Asia North Africa (WANA); Consular, Passport and Visa (CPV); Counter Terrorism Cell (CTC); Americas (AMS); and Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives (BSM).
During 1998-99, Mr. Pandey attended the Foreign Service Programme at Oxford University, UK. He also attended the annual 49th Course on National Security and Strategy, conducted by National Defence College, New Delhi, in 2009.
Mr. Pandey speaks Hindi, English, Arabic and French.
Mr. Pandey is married. In Paris, he is accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Sushma Pandey, and daughter, Ms. Devangi Pandey.
List of Officers
NAME DESIGNATION E-MAIL
1 His Excellency Shri. Arun K. Singh Ambassador firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Mr. Indra Mani Pandey Deputy Chief of Mission email@example.com
3 Mr. S. K. Jaiswal Minister (Consular) firstname.lastname@example.org
4 Mr. Ujjal Datta Minister (Science) email@example.com
5 Mr Anshuman Gaur Counsellor (Economic & Commerce) firstname.lastname@example.org
6 Ms. Apoorva Srivastava Counsellor (Press, Information & Culture) & (Education) PIC
7 Mr. Vijay Singh Chauhan Counsellor (Consular) email@example.com
8 Brig. B D Rai Military Attache firstname.lastname@example.org
9 Air Cmde. N. Tiwari Air Attache email@example.com
10 Mr. Imtiaz Ali Khan Counsellor (Space) firstname.lastname@example.org
11 Mr. L Ramesh Babu First Secretary (Poltical) & HOC email@example.com
12 Mr. Rakesh Sharma First Secretary (MER & Protocol) Multilateral
13 Mr. Abhijit Chakraborty First Secretary (Political) firstname.lastname@example.org
14 Wing. Cdr. A. Mathew Deputy Air Attache email@example.com
15 Ms. Ashima Neb First Secretary (Income Tax Overseas Unit) firstname.lastname@example.org
16 First Secretary (Railways) email@example.com
17 Mr. Shashi Mohan Joshi Second Secretary (E&C)
18 Mr. Arup Kumar Saha Second Secretary (Admin) firstname.lastname@example.org
19 Mr. Rajinder THAKUR Second Secretary/PPS
20 Mr. Sarvjeet Soodan Third Secretary email@example.com
21 Ms. Smita Patil Third Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
22 Ms. Gitanjali Brandon Third Secretary email@example.com
23 Mr. Avinash Kumar Singh Third Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org