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Brief Profile of Mr. Ravi Thapar

Ambassador of India


Mr. Ravi Thapar is an experienced diplomat who joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1983. A graduate with honours in Economics, he also holds degree in law - LLB (from Panjab University, India) and LLM (from UC Berkeley, USA). Besides having served in various capacities at the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, he has rendered diplomatic duties at the Indian Embassies/Missions at Cairo (Egypt), Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), San Francisco (USA), Paramaribo (Suriname), and Milan (Italy). Among his last senior-level assignments are: Consul General of India, Milan, Italy; Joint Secretary (Head of the Department) dealing with all Latin American & Caribbean Countries at the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi; Ambassador of India to Lebanon and High Commissioner of India to New Zealand. Before assuming duties as Ambassador India in Panama City, he was serving as Additional Secretary in the CT Department of the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, which conducts India’s dialogue with other countries on Counter Terrorism issues.

Mr. Ravi Thapar is married to Sharmila and the Thapars are blessed with two daughters.

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