EXECUTIVE LECTURE FORUM:
Ambassador Arun K.
Deputy Chief of Mission
Embassy of India, Washington, D.C.
Topic: India and the United
States: A Partnership for the 21st century
Arun K. Singh
joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1979, after completing
his Masters Degree in Economics from Delhi University, and
teaching at the University for two years.
assignment abroad was at the Embassy of India, Moscow from
1981-1982, where he learnt Russian. Later, he served at the
Indian Missions in Addis Ababa as Second Secretary from
1982-1985, and in Tokyo as First Secretary from 1985 – 1988.
On returning to Delhi at the Headquarters of the
Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, he served
as Deputy Secretary / Director dealing with East Asia and
Pakistan Divisions from 1988-1991. From 1991-1993, he
headed the Offices of the Foreign Secretary and the External
Affairs Minister of India.
Ambassador Singh served at the Permanent Mission
of India to the United Nations Office, New York from
1993-1997 as Counsellor and handled multilateral social and
economic negotiations. He served in the Indian Mission at
Moscow again as Counsellor / Minister from 1997-2000.
During his assignment in Delhi from 2000-2005,
he served in the capacity of Joint Secretary dealing first
with the United Nations Policy, and then Pakistan,
Afghanistan and Iran Divisions at the Ministry of External
Ambassador Singh served as Ambassador of India
to Israel from April 2005 to September, 2008. He assumed his
new assignment as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of
India, Washington D.C on October 9, 2008.
Ambassador Singh speaks Russian and Japanese and has some
knowledge of French and Hebrew.
He is married to Mrs. Maina Singh; they have one daughter.