24 April 2013
Press Release

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Biographical Note

New Permanent Representative of India Presents Credentials


(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

The new Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, Asoke Kumar Mukerji, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 16 April.

Until his appointment, Mr. Mukerji, career diplomat, served as Special Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi, in charge of political, policy planning and review matters, and coordinator for counter-terrorism since July 2010.

Mr. Mukerji was Deputy High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom from January 2007 to July 2010; Ambassador of India to Kazakhstan from February 2005 to January 2007; Deputy Chief of Mission of India to the Russian Federation from December 2001 to February 2005; and India’s Consul General in Dubai from October 1998 to November 2001.

He has held a number of other diplomatic assignments, including in the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations Offices at Geneva from August 1995 to October 1998; India’s Consul General and Chargé d'affaires in Tashkent from June 1990 to December 1992; and in Indian embassies in Washington, D.C. (March 1987 – May 1990) and Belgrade (August 1980 – June 1984).  At home, he has served in the Central Asia and East Europe Divisions and as Chief of Staff, Minister of State for External Affairs, and earlier in the Office of the Minister for External Affairs.

He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1978.  He is married and holds a master’s degree in English.

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