The Indian Ministry of External Affairs has appointed Pavan Kapoor as India’s next Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates. The 1990 cadre IFS officer is set to replace Navdeep Singh Suri, who has been heading the Indian mission in the UAE since October 2016.
“He is expected to take up the assignment shortly,” the MEA said in a statement on Wednesday.
Kapoor has served in different capacities in the Indian Missions in Moscow, Kyiv, London and Geneva. Most recently, he was the Indian ambassador to Israel over the last three years.
Born in 1966, Kapoor joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1990. He has served in the Ministry of External Affairs (where he was the Joint Secretary from 2010-2013) and the Prime Minister's Office in New Delhi in the past.