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Indian Ambassador designate Sunil Jain arrives, huge optimism in Indian diaspora
December 5, 2013, 10:55 am

Ambassador designate of India to Kuwait Sunil Jain arrived  on Tuesday to take formal charge amid an aura of optimism that the bilateral relations between the two countries, would reach the next level and the interface with the Indian community would now see a major shift towards betterment.

Mr Jain who replaces Satish Mehta is expected to present his credentials to HH The Amir of Kuwait shortly. 

Relations between India and Kuwait has reached a new height with a series of high level visits that has taken place in recent past following initiative by  both the government.  Ambassador Jain would have a tight working schedule to oversee the diplomatic engagement entered between the two nations.

It is the huge Indian diaspora which is very positive that the interface with the Embassy and the people would gain fresh momentum which had been amiss for sometime.  “I am very confident that the new Ambassador would initiate steps to resolve many of the problems that face the Indian community” said one of the association members.

Among other priority that would need the attention of the new envoy would be to accelerate trade relations which has been the core of several agreements and to bring the  embassy closer to the community.  

An Indian Foreign Service officer of 1981 batch Ambassador Jain is a graduate from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology and has served earlier at Venezuela, Myanmar, Japan, Kazakhstan and USA. He has also served as Director in the Prime Minister's Office, New Delhi and head of Multilateral Economic Division in the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi.

Mr. Jain was the head of International Cooperation Division for three years in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, New Delhi before taking the previous assignment as the Ambassador of India in Turkmenistan in December 2010. He is closely involved in implementation of TAPI gas pipeline project.

 He holds Master's degree in Public Policy from Princeton University, Princeton, USA.

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