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Lalit Mansingh, the new Indian Ambassador to the United States

March 14, 2001
Washington, DC

Mr. Lalit Mansingh arrives in Washington, DC on March 14 to assume the position of India's Ambassador to the United States. Prior to his appointment as the Ambassador of India to the USA, Mr. Mansingh has served as India's Foreign Secretary and High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. He was earlier in Washington, DC as Deputy Chief of Mission during 1989-92.

Ambassador Mansingh has had a distinguished career in the Indian Foreign Service since June, 1963. He has been High Commissioner to Nigeria (1993-95) and Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (1980-83). He has also served in various diplomatic capacities in Geneva, Afghanistan and Belgium.

At headquarters, Mr. Mansingh was Dean of the Foreign Service Institute and has served as Director-General of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations and in the Ministry of Finance.

Born on April 29, 1941, Mr. Mansingh graduated with honours in History and obtained his Master Degree in Political Science. He is married to Indira, a senior media professional. The Mansinghs have two children.