Sandeep Chakravorty, a 1996-batch Indian Foreign Services Officer, has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Indonesia, the Ministry of External Affairs stated. Chakravorty, who is currently a Joint Secretary in the MEA, is expected to take up the assignment shortly.
India is the second largest buyer of coal and crude palm oil from Indonesia and imports minerals, rubber, pulp and paper and hydrocarbon reserves.
India exports refined petroleum products, commercial vehicles, telecommunication equipment, agriculture commodities, bovine meat, steel products and plastics to Indonesia.
Chakravorty had earlier served as the Consul General in New York, and as Ambassador of India to Peru and Bolivia.
He has also held several positions including Press Relations Officer, Staff Officer to Minister and worked on desks dealing with Central Asia, East Asia and China in the MEA during his career.
He has a Master’s degree in Advanced Studies in International Security from Geneva University, a Master’s degree in Sociology besides a Post Graduate Diploma in Forestry Management. He graduated in Physics from Delhi University.