Shri J. S. Mukul
J.S. Mukul, a retired Indian Foreign Service officer of 1981 Batch is a post graduate in Political Science with specialization in International Relations.
2. He has had varied assignments in his diplomatic career, involving both bilateral and multilateral diplomacy covering political/disarmament and economic-commercial work. His last foreign assignment was as Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Permanent Representative to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague. Earlier, he served as Ambassador of India to the Sultanate of Oman and Consul-General of India in Munich. He has held diplomatic positions in Indian Missions/Posts abroad in Damascus, Abu Dhabi, Kandy, Colombo, Geneva and Riyadh, apart from postings at Headquarters. His last assignment at headquarters was as Joint Secretary (Technical Cooperation & Economic Relations) in MEA in-charge of the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC), etc., programmes. He was also the Ministry's sous-sherpa for the G-20 process and was involved with six G-20 Summits. He has also worked as Director/Joint Secretary in MER Division.
3. His special interest in the academic field is International Relations which has been a useful input in his professional work as a diplomat. His functional areas of specialization are disarmament and economic-commercial work (including trade, investment and development cooperation), both at the bilateral and multilateral levels. Further, his geographical area of specialization has been the Arab world, especially the Gulf region, including handling issues relating to the large Indian diaspora community as well as West Europe.
4. He is interested in reading, cricket and travel.