Ambassador ANUP. K. MUDGAL

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Ambassador ANUP. K. MUDGAL (INDIA)

Ambassador Anup K. Mudgal, a member of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS), retired in May 2016 as India's High Commissioner to Mauritius. As part of his diplomatic career, spanning thirty two years, he served thrice at the Headquarters of the Ministry of External Affairs handling relations with India's neighborhood, ASEAN region, Russian Federation and some countries of Central and Eastern Europe, as well as issues relating to Human Resource Development.

As part of his eight assignments abroad, Amb. Mudgal served in different capacities at the Indian Missions in >Mexico (including NAFTA matters), Peru, former Yugoslavia, Belgium (including EU matters), Germany, Austria (work relating to: IAEA, UNIDO, UNODC, UNOOSA, UNCITRAL), and Mauritius (including IORA).

Post retirement, Amb Mudgal has been engaged in several voluntary assignments, the important ones being: Member, FICCI Task Force on Blue Economy; Member, Steering Committee on Blue Economy under PMEAC, and chaired a working group on security, strategic dimensions, and international engagement; Member, Core Team of Kalinga International Foundation; Chair, Diaspora Committee, ARSP; Former Joint Secretary, Association of Indian Diplomats; Guest lectures at various higher education and professional institutes.

Amb Mudgal has co-edited or co-authored several documents on a range of policy issues, the important ones are: i) Purbasa- East meets East, a book of compiled articles on the various aspects of India’s engagement with the Indo-Pacific region, ii) Diaspora and Nation Building, a book of compiled articles by prominent Indian and global authors on the wider role of diaspora in nation building, iii) Knowledge Paper on Blue Economy, produced by the FICCI Task Force, iv) Economic Diplomacy- India’s experience v) Blue Economy- Global Best practices and vi) Report of the Working Group under PMEAC on security, strategic dimensions, and international engagement under Blue Economy. Amb Mudgal has also authored articles in Indian and foreign media on various subjects of contemporary interest. Domain specialisation of Amb Mudgal includes- Blue Economy (including Industry 4.0 applications), maritime security, diaspora, development partnership, and trade policy and market access.

Born in May 1956, Amb Mudgal did most of his education in Delhi. He holds Masters and M.Phil degrees in plant sciences from University of Delhi. He speaks Hindi, English and Spanish. Previously, he also briefly worked at the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi and as a member of the Indian Forest Service.