About Us Ambassador Profile


Shri Birender Singh Yadav is a career diplomat and joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1997.  He has served extensively at the Ministry of External Affairs and at Indian Missions abroad. He has earlier served diplomatic assignments in various capacities in Embassy of India in Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Permanent Delegation of India to UNESCO and High Commission of India in Sri Lanka.  At the Headquarters, he has handled the work related to India's bilateral relations with countries of Gulf region, South East Asia region and West Africa Division. Prior to his appointment as Ambassador of India to Republic of Iraq, he was High Commissioner of India to Republic of Ghana (October 2016-January 2020) with concurrent accreditation as Ambassador of India to Burkina Faso (October 2016-March 2019), High Commissioner to Sierra Leone and Ambassador to Republic of Togo.

He is an alumuni of prestigious National Defence College and was course particpate of 55th NDC Course.  He also successfully completed UN Disarmament Fellowship in 2006.

He hold a Bachelor degree in Engineering.

He is fluent in English, Hindi and Russian.

He is married to Richa Rao, and they have one daughter and one son.