As India’s High Commissioner to Mauritius, Ambassador Anup K. Mudgal, a member of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS), retired in May 2016. His thirty-two-year diplomatic career included three stints at the Ministry of External Affairs’ headquarters, where he oversaw matters relating to human resource development as well as relations with countries in India’s neighbourhood, the ASEAN region, the Russian Federation, and some countries in Central and Eastern Europe. Amb. Mudgal served in a variety of roles in the Indian Missions in Mexico (including NAFTA matters), Peru, the former Yugoslavia, Belgium (EU matters), Germany, Austria (work relating to: IAEA, UNIDO, UNODC, UNOOSA, UNCITRAL), and Mauritius as part of his eight assignments overseas (including IORA).
Among Amb. Mudgal’s areas of expertise are maritime security and defence, the ocean economy, particularly the blue economy within the broader sustainability agenda, trade policy and market access, technology transfer, adaptation, and application, and human resource management, including skill development and development assistance. Amb. Mudgal has participated in a number of voluntary activities, with the most significant ones being: member of the FICCI Task Force on Blue Economy; member of the Steering Committee on Blue Economy under the PMEAC; and guest lecturer at several schools of higher learning.