Recently there was a high level delegation from Government of India who had visited Khartoum from New Delhi. Having had the opportunity to interact with them, I had mentioned that we were sad to bid farewell to such a popular and morally motivated Ambassador of India. In response I was told not to worry since India produces competent Government officials.
It was yesterday after the departure of our favourite Ambassador, India’s Ministry of External Affairs announced the name of the new Ambassador of India to Sudan. Born in Ranchi, Jharkhand , Shri Amrit Lugun studied Political Science and Sociology in famous St. Xavier’s College of Kolkata. After completing his post- graduation in Management he started his career as a Personnel Officer in a reputed Petroleum Company for two years (1987-88). He then joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1989.
In Foreign Service his career began as Desk Officer for India Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme in New Delhi and thereafter he served the nation in several missions in Qatar, France and Algeria. In 2006 he successfully attended National Defence Course while serving as Director handling territories of Eurasia and Latin America in New Delhi. He was then posted in Manila, Philippines as the number two officer at the Embassy of India. After completion of his tenure there he was appointed as Director-India for Economic, Trade and Finance Division of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) at the Secretariat in Nepal. At SAARC he had a multilateral experience involving eight nations namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka.
Before the announcement of his assignment as Ambassador of India to Sudan, Shri Amrit Lugun was Ambassador at Sana’a capital of Yemen since early 2013. His Excellency Amrit Lugun had handled one of the biggest evacuations of 4640 Indian citizens and around 960 foreign nationals from 41 countries from Yemen in coordination with Indian navy, Indian Air Force and Air India.
We wholeheartedly welcome him to Sudan.