NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF INDIA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA
Indra Mani Pandey, the new Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Prior to his appointment to Geneva, Mr. Pandey had been serving as Additional Secretary at the Ministry of External Affairs of India in charge of disarmament and international security affairs. Before that, he served as Ambassador of India to Oman. He has also served as Deputy Ambassador of India to France, and as Consul General of India in Guangzhou, China. Other foreign posts include serving at Indian Embassies in Cairo (Egypt), Damascus (Syria), Islamabad (Pakistan), Kabul (Afghanistan), and the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations Office at Geneva, where he dealt with the Conference on Disarmament.
Mr. Pandey joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1990. At Headquarters, he worked in the West Asia and North Africa Division ; the Consular, Passport and Visa Division ; the Counter Terrorism Cell : the Americas Division ; and the Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Myanmar Division.
In 1998-1999, Mr. Pandey attended the Foreign Service Programme at Oxford University. In 2009, he attended the forty-ninth Course on National Security and Strategy conducted by the National Defence College in New Delhi. He is married and has a daughter.