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New India High Commissioner to Uganda takes office

By Jacky Achan

Added 20th July 2020 10:05 AM

He replaces Ravi Shankar who left Uganda in March 2020, after serving for almost four years as the Indian High Commissioner to Uganda.

New India High Commissioner to Uganda takes office

New India High Commissioner to Uganda A. Ajay Kumar. (Courtesy photo)

He replaces Ravi Shankar who left Uganda in March 2020, after serving for almost four years as the Indian High Commissioner to Uganda.

DIPLOMACY

The former Joint Secretary in the Indian Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi, A. Ajay Kumar has today taken office as the India High Commissioner to Uganda.

He replaces Ravi Shankar who left  Uganda in March 2020, after serving for almost four years as the Indian High Commissioner to Uganda.

Just like his predecessor, Kumar will represent the Indian government in Uganda supervising and leading all India Foreign Service employees in Uganda and promote relations and understanding between India and Uganda.

Career path 

Ajay Kumar joined the Indian Foreign Service in 2001, and he is currently posted as the High Commissioner of India to Uganda.

In 2003-2006, Kumar was posted as Third Secretary in the Indian Embassy in Tehran, the capital city of Iran.

In 2005-2006, he was posted as Second Secretary in charge of Information, and Head of Chancery in the Indian Embassy in Tehran.

Thereafter, he returned to India and served in the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi as Under Secretary dealing with Pakistan during 2006-2008.

Kumar served in the Indian Embassy in Bahrain from 2008-2012 and thereafter in Tehran from 2012-2014. 

He also served as India's Ambassador to Iraq from May 2014-November 2015. Later he served as Deputy High Commissioner in Canberra, Australia (2016-2017).

Ajay Kumar thereafter served in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in New Delhi in the Indian Ocean Region of MEA as Joint Secretary, prior to assuming his charge as Joint Secretary.

He holds a graduate degree in Political Science and Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B.) degree from the University of Calicut in Kerala.

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