New Delhi: The 1990 cadre IFS officer Pavan Kapoor has been appointed as India’s next Ambassador to the UAE by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.
“He is expected to take up the assignment shortly,” the ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.
Kapoor will now replace Navdeep Singh Suri, who has been heading the Indian mission in UAE since October 2016.
Kapoor in his diplomatic career has served in different capacities in the Indian Missions in Moscow, Kyiv, London and Geneva.
He was India’s High Commissioner to Mozambique and the Kingdom of Swaziland from January 2014 to February 2016. Kapoor then assumed charge as the Ambassador to Israel on March 9, 2016.
Earlier, Pavan Kapoor served as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs of India from 2010 to 2013.