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KOLKATA, INDIA - MARCH 20: Gautam Mukhopadhaya, Ambassador of India to Myanmar, during the Annual Regional Meeting and conference on Building East, Driving India by CII/ Confederation of India Industry at ITC Sonar on March 20, 2015 in Kolkata, India. (Photo by Indranil Bhoumik/Mint via Getty Images)

Ambassador Gautam Mukhopadhaya

Ambassador Gautam Mukhopadhaya retired from the Indian Foreign Service in May 2016 after serving as India’s Ambassador to Syria, Afghanistan (July 2013-May 2016), and Myanmar, Charge d’Affaires at the newly re-opened (post-Taliban) Indian Embassy in Kabul (November 2001-March 2002), and in the Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Defence and Embassies of India abroad in various capacities since 1980.

He has also served in the United Nations in New York as a Consultant on Social Development, attended the National Defence College of India, an elite defence training institution in New Delhi, and been attached to the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington DC as a Visiting Fellow in 2009-10. He is currently a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR), an independent, multi-disciplinary think tank in New Delhi where he is focused on India’s neighborhood (especially Afghanistan), the North East of India, and South-East Asia.