The Indian Embassy in Oman has announced the appointment of Amit Narang as next Ambassador to Oman. Narang is currently serving as the Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in New Delhi. Narang is a 2001 batch Indian Foreign Services officer.
“Amit Narang (IFS: 2001), presently Joint Secretary in the Ministry, has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Sultanate of Oman,” MEA said in a release.
Narang, is an avid birdwatcher whose observation as a bird-watcher has been chronicled in his blog, wingedenvoys.wixsite.com, with brilliant photographs.
His introductory note to the blog read: “What began as an observation during a morning walk transformed into a self-challenge and has finally fructified into this online repository. 90 per cent of the birds in this project have been observed and photographed inside or within a 500m radius of the Ministry of External Affairs’ Residence Complex on Radhakrishnan Marg, Chanakyapuri in New Delhi. Six species a little farther off around the vistas of North & South Block (my office).”
After joining the IFS in 2001, Amit started his career in the MEA with a short stint in the External Publicity Division, dealing with Indian and foreign media. In 2003, he was posted to the Embassy of India, Beijing where he underwent training in Chinese language and then worked in the Economic & Commercial Wing of the Embassy.
Between 2007 and 2010, Amit worked as the Deputy Director General of India-Taipei Association in Taipei. In MEA between 2010 and 2013, he handled the United Nations (Economic & Social) portfolio during which time he was a member of the Indian negotiating team for climate change and also participated in the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development. In this capacity, he represented India in the meetings of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Cancun (Mexico), Durban (South Africa), Doha (Qatar), Lima (Peru) and Paris (France), culminating in the adoption of the Paris Agreement (COP21) in 2015.
Amit served as Counsellor in the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations between 2013 and 2016, where he followed the deliberations of the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly which deals with economic, financial and environmental issues.
Amit is married to Divya Narang and they have two children. He is a Fellow of the seventh class of the Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.