His 3-year tenure as Indian ambassador to the sultanate remains an eventful a single as it witnessed the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic pay a visit to to Oman, and developing trade relations among the two nations amidst an unprecedented fall in crude oil costs.
H E Pandey, who came to sultanate as ambassador on August 10, 2015, will leave the nation on July 29, 2018 to take up his new assignment in New Delhi.
Prior to coming to Oman as the ambassador, H E Pandey, an officer of the 1990 Indian Foreign Service batch, worked as deputy chief of mission in the Indian Embassy in Paris. He also served as India’s Consul General in Guangzhou, China, apart from serving in numerous capacities in Indian missions in Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Switzerland.
Speaking at the occasion, H E Pandey thanked Oman’s government, fellow diplomats and the Indian neighborhood for their assistance and cooperation in fulfilling his duties as a representative of India in the sultanate.
“It has been a great honour and privilege for me to represent 1.3bn people of India in this great country. Ambassadors come and go, but the relationship between India and Oman has continued to flourish. And I am sure it will continue to flourish in future.”
Information Source: Muscat Daily