Indian Ambassador to the United States

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Ambassador of India to the United States
Navtej Singh Sarna.jpg
Incumbent
Navtej Singh Sarna

since September 2016
Nominator Pranab Mukherjee
Inaugural holder Asaf Ali
Formation 1947
Website Embassy of India, Washington D.C., United States

The Indian Ambassador to the United States is the chief diplomatic representative of India to the United States, housed in Embassy of India, Washington, D.C..

List of Indian Ambassadors to the United States[edit]

Name Photo Entered office Left office Notes
Asaf Ali Asaf Ali c- 1909 2013-08-09 16-24.jpg 1947 1948 Lawyer and former Governor of Odisha.
Benegal Rama Rau 1948 1949 4th Governor of Reserve Bank of India.
Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit 1965b.jpg 1949 1951 First Woman President of the United Nations General Assembly (1953)
Binay Ranjan Sen 1951 1952 Director General of Food and Agriculture Organization (1956–67)
Gaganvihari Lallubhai Mehta 1952 1958
M. C. Chagla 1958 1961
Braj Kumar Nehru 1961 1968 ICS officer, Governor of seven different states. Also served as Economic Affairs Secretary.
Ali Yavar Jung 1968 1970
Lakshmi Kant Jha 1970 1973 8th Governor of Reserve Bank of India.
T. N. Kaul 1973 1976 IFS officer, former Foreign Secretary.
Kewal Singh 1976 1977 IFS officer, former Foreign Secretary.
Nanabhoy Palkhivala 1977 1979
K. R. Narayanan K. R. Narayanan.jpg 1980 1984 10th President of India
K. Shankar Bajpai 1984 1986
P. K. Kaul 1986 1989 IAS officer, former Cabinet Secretary of India. Also served as Finance Secretary, Defence Secretary and Commerce Secretary.
Karan Singh Dr-Karan-Singh-sept2009.jpg 1989 1990 Titular Maharajah of Jammu and Kashmir
Abid Hussain Ambassador Abid Hussain.jpg 1990 1992 IAS officer, former Commerce Secretary.
Siddhartha Shankar Ray 1992 1996 Minister of Education, Chief Minister of West Bengal
Naresh Chandra 1996 2001 IAS officer, former Cabinet Secretary of India. Also served as Home Secretary, Defence Secretary and Finance Secretary.
Lalit Mansingh Lalit Mansingh.jpg 2001 2004 IFS officer, former Foreign Secretary and Indian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
Ronen Sen Defense.gov News Photo 070716-D-9880W-084 (cropped).jpg 2004 2009 IFS officer.
Meera Shankar Meera Shankar at U.S.-India People to People Conference cropped.jpg 2009 2011 IFS officer.
Nirupama Rao Nirupama Rao.jpg 2011 2013 IFS officer, former Foreign Secretary.
Subrahmanyam Jaishankar Subrahmanyam Jaishankar 2014.jpg 2013 28 January 2015 IFS officer, incumbent Foreign Secretary.
Arun Kumar Singh Indian Ambassador Arun Kumar Singh.jpg 2015 2016 IFS officer.
Navtej Sarna Navtej Sarna.png 2016 IFS officer.

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