Sandeep Kumar (IFS:1985) will shortly move from South Block to Croatia as Ambassador of India to the Republic of Croatia. The senior IFS officer is presently serving in South Block as Joint Secretary, WANA (West Asia and North Africa). Currently, M S Patiyal (First Secretary) is looking after the affairs in the Republic of Croatia as Charge d’Affaires.
Prior to his present assignment at South Block, Sandeep Kumar was posted in Kabul on deputation. He served with the UNDP Project and handled the assignment as JS, Project Management and Law & Order Fund for Afghanistan.
Diplomat by profession and body-builder by passion, Sandeep earned much reputation (while posted in Kabul) when he walked away with the third prize in ‘Mr Kabul’ body-building contest.