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2 February 2001

New Permanent Representative of India Presents Credentials

VIENNA, 2 February (UN Information Service) – The new Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations (Vienna), T.P. Sreenivasan, presented his credentials on Friday to Pino Arlacchi, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV).

Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Sreenivasan served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of India in Washington, DC. He was appointed to the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations in New York twice, first as Councellor between 1980 and 1983 and later as Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative from 1992 untill 1995.

Mr. Sreenivasan began his diplomatic career in 1986 as Ambassador to Fiji, where he served until 1989. Between 1995 and 1997 he was Ambassador to Kenya. Mr. Sreenivasan has more than 33 years of experience in the Indian Foreign Service. In addition to his postings in Japan, Bhutan, Russia and Myanmar, he has represented India at a number of international conferences organized by the United Nations, the Commonwealth and the Nonaligned Movement.

Mr. Sreenivasan holds BA and MA degrees in English from the University of Kerala. He speaks Japanese and Russian.

He is married with two children.

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