Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations
The Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations is India's foremost diplomatic representative to the United Nations (UN). The permanent Representative (UN ambassador) is the head of the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations in New York City.
|Ambassador of India to the United Nations|
|Style||His/Her Excellency |
|Appointer||President of India|
The current Permanent Representative of India is Syed Akbaruddin, who was appointed in January 2016.
List of Indian Permanent Representative to the United NationsEdit
|Name||Portrait||Entered office||Left office||Notes|
|Samarendranath Sen||September 1946||March 1947||India's Liaison Officer to the newly established UN|
|Dr. Padmanabha P. Pillai||July 1947||1948|
|Sir Benegal N. Rau||March 1948||1952||Also Representative to the UN Security Council (1950 to 1952)|
|Rajeshwar Dayal||1952||August 1954|
|Arthur S. Lall||September 1954||December 1958|
|Chandra Shekhar Jha||January 1959||July 1962|
|B. N. Chakrvarthy||August 1962||July 1965|
|G. Parthasarathy||August 1965||December 1968|
|Samar Sen||January 1969||July 1974|
|Rikhi Jaipal||July 1974||May 1979|
|Brajesh C. Mishra||June 1979||March 1981|
|Natarajan Krishnan||April 1981||September 1986|
|C.R. Gharekhan||October 1986||December 1992|
|Mohammad Hamid Ansari||January 1993||January 1995|
|Prakash Shah||February 1995||July 1997|
|Kamalesh Sharma||August 1997||May 2002|
|V. K. Nambiar||May 2002||May 2004|
|Nirupam Sen||September 2004||March 2009|
|Hardeep Singh Puri||May 2009||February 2013|
|Asoke Kumar Mukerji||April 2013||December 2015|
|Syed Akbaruddin||January 2016|
- "About us". Retrieved 2013-08-21.
- "History of Ambassadors", United States Mission to the United Nations, March 2011, webpage: USUN-a Archived 2013-04-29 at the Wayback Machine.
- "About us". Retrieved 2017-11-22.
- "Rajiv Kumar Chander appointed as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations Offices in Geneva". www.mea.gov.in/. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
- "Permanent Representatives of India to the United Nations". Retrieved 2014-08-19.
- Mukerji, Asoke (2015). India and The United Nations. New York: Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations. pp. 368–374.