Monika Kapil Mohta

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Monika Kapil Mohta
Indian Ambassador to Sweden & Latvia
In office
November 2016 – Till Date
Indian Ambassador to Poland & Lithuania
In office
July 2011 – February 2015
Personal details
Born (1962-01-19) January 19, 1962 (age 57)
New Delhi
CitizenshipIndian
NationalityIndian
Spouse(s)Dr. Madhup Mohta
ChildrenSiddhaant Mohta, Sanskriti Mohta
ParentsJai Singh Kapil, Ved Kapil
Alma materSt. Stephen’s College, Delhi
Delhi University
ProfessionDiplomat

Monika Kapil Mohta (Hindi: मोनिका कपिल मोहता, born 19 January 1962) is an Indian diplomat, serving as Ambassador of India to Sweden and Latvia. She holds the rank of Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs and was previously the Ambassador of India[1] to Poland and Lithuania.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Mohta was born in New Delhi to Jai Singh Kapil and Ved Kapil. After completing her schooling from the Air Force School, she graduated from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University and obtained her Master's degree from the same university. She is married to Dr. Madhup Mohta, a medical doctor, author and career diplomat. They have a son, Siddhaant, and a daughter, Sanskriti.[3] She joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1985.

Work experience[edit]

Mohta served as Joint Secretary and Additional Secretary (South) in the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi, and looked after India's relations with a large part of the Asia-Pacific region. She was charged with all political and bilateral matters relating to Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Fiji, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and all Pacific Island countries. She also headed the division in the Foreign Ministry charged with looking after work relating to the development of the new Nalanda University. She was Deputy Dean of the Indian Foreign Service Institute.

She was Ambassador of India to Poland and Lithuania from July 2011 to January 2015. She served as the Director of The Nehru Centre and Minister (Culture) at the High Commission of India to the United Kingdom from 2006 to 2011, looking after cultural and community affairs for India in the UK. Prior to that she was the Deputy Director General of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) from 2005 to 2006. At the Ministry of External Affairs, she has served as Director and Joint Secretary (Pakistan), Director (Gulf), Director (External Publicity), Deputy Spokesperson, Director (United Nations Political), Officer on Special Duty (Press Relations), Under Secretary (Foreign Service Institute) and Under Secretary (Southern Africa).

She has also served at Indian Embassies in France, Nepal and Thailand, and in the Permanent Delegation of India to UNESCO in Paris.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ms. Monika Kapil Mohta concurrently accredited as Ambassador of India to the Republic of Lithuania". Ministry of external affairs Government of India. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Monika Mohta goes to Warsaw as Ambassador of India". Zee news. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  3. ^ "MONIKA KAPIL MOHTA". Embassy of India Warsaw Poland. Retrieved 12 January 2015.