Arun Kumar Singh

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Arun Kumar Singh
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Indian Ambassador to the United States
In office
6 May 2015 – August, 2016
Preceded by Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
Succeeded by Navtej Sarna
Ambassador of India to France
In office
28 April 2013 – 30 April 2015
Preceded by Rakesh Sood
Succeeded by Dr. Mohan Kumar
Deputy Chief of Mission at the
Embassy of India Washington D.C.
In office
October 2008 – April 2013
Ambassador of India to Israel
In office
April 2005 – September 2008
Personal details
Occupation Diplomat

Arun Kumar Singh or commonly Arun Singh was the Indian Ambassador to the United States from 2015 to 2016. [1] He is now a senior fellow with the Asia program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Before taking charge as ambassador in the United States, he was serving as Ambassador of India to France in Paris. On 8 March 2015, Ministry of External Affairs of India announced its decision to appoint Singh as the next Ambassador of India to the United States.[2]

He is a career Indian Foreign Service officer. He had previously served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy at Washington D.C. (2008–13), Ambassador to Israel (2005-2008) and as a Joint Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs Government of India at New Delhi (2000–2005).[3]

Early life and background[edit]

Arun completed his formal education from St. Michael's High School,PATNA. Singh joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1979, after completing his master's degree in Economics from Delhi University, and teaching at the University for two years.[4]


  1. ^ "Arun K Singh profile". Indian Embassy. 20 May 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Arun Kumar Singh appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the United States of America". Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. March 8, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Ambassador Shri. Arun Kumar Singh". Embassy of India in Paris. Archived from the original on 14 April 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Gupta, Shishir (2 March 2015). "Arun K Singh to be India's next ambassador to the US". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 2 March 2015.