Ambassador


Shri Mahender Singh Kanyal,
Ambassador

NameMahender Singh Kanyal
Marital statusMarried
SpouseAkriti Kanyal, B.Ed., MA in Political Science
Blessed with two kids –Mrinalini and Mrinal
Educational qualificationMaster of Arts in Literature and
Master of Arts in Political Science

Joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1984.

Served in various capacities in Indian Missions in Karachi, Canberra, Prague, Budapest, Riyadh, Paris, Abuja, Suriname, Barbados, St. Lucia and St. Vincent & the Grenadines, and at Headquarters in New Delhi, India : External Publicity, Multilateral Economic Relations, Investment & Technology Promotion, Non-Resident Indians, Diaspora Services and Overseas Indian Affairs Divisions, Ministry of External Affairs.

Ambassador of India to the Syrian Arab Republic since July 2021.

Languages: Hindi, English and basic knowledge of Czech, Hungarian & French.

Sports : Cricket, Hockey, Badminton, Chess, Table Tennis.

Hobby: Serving the community.


Embassy of India Damascus, Syria