March 23, 2024

IITKGP Alumni Vinay Kumar (1991/B.Tech) Appointed as next Ambassador of the Russian Federation

IITKGP Foundation 

Vinay Kumar, current Ambassador of India to Myanmar, has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Russian Federation. He is expected to start his new assignment shortly. Upon graduation from IITKGP, Mr. Kumar joined the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) in 1992 after completing his B.Tech (honors) from IITKGP in 1991. Vinay has also been India’s Ambassador to Afghanistan from 2018-20 and India’s Political Coordinator in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in 2011 and 2012. He has also served in Indian Missions at Tashkent, Bishkek, Ottawa, Warsaw Tehran, Permanent Mission of India in New York and Kathmandu. 


Kumar will be responsible for steering India’s relations with Russia at a delicate juncture. India has faced considerable pressure from the West over its stance on the Russian invasion of Ukraine while working behind the scenes to help end the conflict.