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D. B. Venkatesh Varma



Joined Indian Foreign Service: 16 August 1988
Education Qualifications: M.A., M.Phil International Relations(Disarmament Studies)
Personal Information: Married
Date of Birth:  07 October 1961
Foreign Language:  Russian


Earlier positions:


Third Secretary/Second Secretary(Pol) Embassy of India Moscow February 1990- February 1992
Second Secretary (Pol) Embassy of India Tashkent February 1992-April 1994
Under Secretary in Ministry of External Affairs/ in the Office of the External Affairs Minister New Delhi      

April 1994-May 1997

First Secretary (Disarmament) Permanent Mission of India to the UN Geneva May 1997-July 2000  
First Secretary/Counsellor(Pol) Embassy of India Moscow August 2000-August 2003
Director (Disarmament & International Security Affairs) Ministry of External Affairs New Delhi

August 2003-May 2004

Director Prime Minister’s Office New Delhi

May 2004-August 2007

Counsellor/Minister Permanent Mission of India to the Conference on Disarmament Geneva

August 2007-July 2010

Joint Secretary (Disarmament& International Security Affairs) Ministry of External Affairs New Delhi

July 2010-October 2013


Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India October 2013 -
to the Conference on Disarmament, Geneva


    • First Recipient of the S.K. Singh Award for Excellence in the Indian Foreign Service, in 2010 for his contribution to the negotiation of the Civil Nuclear Initiative.
    • Member of the UN GGE on Missiles and the UN GGE on Disarmament and Nuclear Non-Proliferation Education.
    • Member of the Indian Delegation to the UNGA in 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.




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