A list of Indian ambassadors to the United States

22 men, 3 women have served as India’s top diplomat in US capital since 1947.

Twenty-two men and three women have served as India’s ambassador to the United States since 1947. The first Indian ambassador in Washington was freedom fighter Asaf Ali, who served only a few months in the US capital. The longest serving Indian envoy in the US capital was B.K. Nehru, who was in office for seven years. Here is the list of Indian ambassador to the United States.

Ambassador Years
K. Asaf Ali 1947 – 1948
Benegal Rama Rau 1948 – 1949
Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit 1949 – 1952
Gaganvihari L. Mehta 1952 – 1958
M. C. Chagla 1958 – 1961
B. K. Nehru 1961 – 1968
Ali Yaver Jung 1968 – 1970
L. K. Jha 1970 – 1973
T. N. Kaul 1973 – 1976
Kewal Singh 1976 – 1977
Nani A. Palkhivala 1977 – 1979
K. R. Narayanan 1980 – 1984
K. Shankar Bajpai 1984 – 1986
P. K. Kaul 1986 – 1989
Karan Singh 1989 – 1990
Abid Hussain 1990 – 1992
S. S. Ray 1992 – 1996
Naresh Chandra 1996 – 2001
Lalit Mansingh 2001 – 2004
Ronen Sen 2004 – 2009
Meera Shankar 2009 – 2011
Nirupama Rao 2011 – 2013
Dr. S. Jaishankar 2013 – 2015
Arun Kumar Singh 2015- 2016
Navtej Sarna 2017-2018
Harsh Vardhan Shringla 2019-

 

(This post was updated February 6, 2018.)

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