Hardeep Singh Puri
|Hardeep Singh Puri|
January 2008 – October 2008
|Preceded by||Amitava Tripathi|
|Succeeded by||Bellur Shamarao Prakash|
|Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations|
4 May 2009 – 27 February 2013
|Prime Minister||Manmohan Singh|
|Preceded by||Nirupam Sen|
|Succeeded by||Asoke Kumar Mukerji|
15 February 1952 |
Amritsar, Punjab, India
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata|
|Spouse(s)||Lakshmi Singh Puri|
|Alma mater||Hindu College, University of Delhi|
Hardeep Singh Puri (Punjabi: ਹਰਦੀਪ ਸਿੰਘ ਪੁਰੀ; born 15 February 1952 in Amritsar) is a retired Indian Foreign Service officer who served as the Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations from 2009 to 2013.
Early life and education
Puri's father was a diplomat, and he attended boarding school in India as his father was posted in countries where there were no options for English-language education. He pursued Bachelor's and postgraduate study at Hindu College, University of Delhi, and worked as a Lecturer at St. Stephen's College, Delhi.
Puri has been stationed at important diplomatic posts in Brazil, Japan, Sri Lanka, and the United Kingdom. Between 1988 and 1991, he was the Coordinator of the UNDP/UNCTAD Multilateral Trade Negotiations Project to help Developing Countries in the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations. He also served as the chairman of the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee from January 2011 to February 2013, and as President of the United Nations Security Council in August 2011 and November 2012.
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