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CV of Mr. Ajit Gupte, Ambassador of India, Arab Republic of Egypt

Mr. Ajit Gupte joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1991. He has studied Chinese (Mandarin) and has dealt with China as Under Secretary (China) [1995-98] and during postings in Hong Kong [1998-2000] and Beijing [2000-2004]. He has extensive exposure to India’s neighbourhood and served in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 2004 to 2008 as First Secretary/Counsellor.

Mr. Gupte had also served in ICCR as Deputy Director General to promote India’s cultural diplomacy and ‘soft power’ from 2008 to 2010. Thereafter, he was Deputy Chief of Mission in Embassy of India, Berlin from 2010 to 2014. During this period, he was also Charge d’ Affaires for 9 months. He held the post of Joint Secretary (Haj) for an year and was Joint Secretary (Development Partnership Administration), dealing with Lines of Credit for all countries, including India’s neighbouring countries and Africa from 2015 - 2017.

Mr. Gupte served as Ambassador of India to Denmark from September 2017 to March 2021. He has taken charge as Ambassador of India to the Arab Republic of Egypt on 10 March 2021.

Mr. Gupte is married to Mrs Priti Gupte and they have a daughter.