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Mr. Dinkar Asthana

Joint Secretary, DPA, MEA


Dinkar Asthana joined the Indian Foreign Service in August 1990.  He has served in the Indian Missions in Bonn, Bangkok, Colombo and Mexico City.  In New Delhi, he has served in the Policy Planning, Pakistan, Protocol and Multilateral Economic Relations Divisions besides, briefly, as Joint Secretary (SAARC, BIMSTEC & Border Connectivity) before taking over his current assignment on 1 February 2016.  He was also Deputy Director General in the Indian Council for Cultural Relations from March 2014 to September 2015.

He holds a Degree in Electrical Engineering.
He is married and has a son.