Foreign Embassies in the U.S. and Their Ambassadors
Office of the Chief of Protocol
March 10, 2014
Report

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DATE

NAME/MISSION

November 8, 1946 *EMBASSY OPENED
* Prior to opening of Embassy, Sir Girja Shankar Bajpai was Agent General for India and his name was listed under Great Britain in the Diplomatic List. He assumed his duties on December 3, 1941.
November 8, 1946 Sir Girja Shankar Bajpai, Charge d'Affaires a.i.
February 26, 1947 Asaf Ali, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
February 28, 1947 Amb. E. and P.
July 29, 1948 Sir Benegal Rama Rau, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
August 5, 1948 Amb. E. and P.
May 10, 1949 Madame Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
May 12, 1949 Amb. E. and P.
November 29, 1951 Binay Ranjan Sen, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
December 19, 1951 Amb. E. and P.
September 19, 1952 Gaganvihari Lallubhai Mehta, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
September 25, 1952 Amb. E. and P.
November 13, 1958 Mahomed Ali Currim Chagla, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
December 8, 1958 Amb. E. and P.
September 12, 1961 B. K. Nehru, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
September 21, 1961 Amb. E. and P.
March 1, 1968 Ali Yavar Jung, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
March 5, 1968 Amb. E. and P.
May 13, 1970 Lakshmi Kant Jha, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
June 11, 1970 Amb. E. and P.
May 21, 1973 Triloki Nath Kaul, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
June 14, 1973 Amb. E. and P.
October 8, 1976 Kewal Singh, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
November 30, 1976 Amb. E. and P.
September 26, 1977 N. A. Palkhivala, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
October 7, 1977 Amb. E. and P.
August 21, 1980 Mr. A. N.D. Hasar, Minister
Charge d'Affaires ad interim
October 22, 1980 K. R. Narayanan, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
November 24, 1980 Amb. E. and P.
January 27, 1984 P.L. Sinai, Minister, Charge d'Affaires a.i.
February 24, 1984 Kayatyani Shankar (K.S.) Bajpai, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
March 13, 1984 Amb. E. and P.
August 29, 1986 Pratap Kishan, Appt.
September 15, 1986 Amb. E. and P.
August 4, 1989 Dr. Karan Singh, Appt.
August 14, 1989 Amb. E. and P.
May 11, 1990 Abid Hussain, Appt.
May 29, 1990 Amb. E. and P.
October 30, 1992 Sidhartha Shankar Ray, Appt.
November 19, 1992 Amb. E. and P.
April 14, 1996 Naresh Chandra, Appt.
April 30, 1996 Amb. E. and P.
March 3, 2001 Lalit Mansingh, Appt.
June 20, 2001 Amb. E. and P.
August 11, 2004 Ranendra Sen, Appt.
September 15, 2004 Amb. E. and P.
May 12, 2009 Meera Shankar, Appt.
May 20, 2009 Amb. E. and P.
September 7, 2011 Nirupam Rao, Appt.
September 9, 2011 Amb. E. and P.
December 26, 2013 Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Appt.
March 10, 2014 Amb E. and P.

Special Terms*
[Amb.] E.E. and M.P.= Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
[Charge d'Affaires] a.i.= ad interim
Amb. E. & P. = Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

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