Ambassador of India to The Russian Federation

D. B. Venkatesh Varma

Joined Indian Foreign Service : 16 August 1988
Education Qualifications : M.A., M.Phil International Relations(Disarmament Studies)
Personal Information : Married
Date of Birth : 07 October 1961
Foreign Language : Russian

Earlier positions:

Third Secretary/Second Secretary(Pol)
Embassy of India
: Moscow February 1990- February 1992
Second Secretary (Pol)
Embassy of India
: Tashkent February 1992-April 1994
Under Secretary in Ministry of External
Affairs/ in the Office of the External Affairs Minister
: New Delhi April 1994-May 1997
First Secretary (Disarmament)
Permanent Mission of India to the UN
: Geneva May 1997-July 2000
First Secretary/Counsellor(Pol)
Embassy of India
: Moscow August 2000-August 2003
Director (Disarmament & International Security Affairs)
Ministry of External Affairs
: New Delhi August 2003-May 2004
Director
Prime Minister’s Office
: New Delhi May 2004-August 2007
Counsellor/Minister
Permanent Mission of India to the Conference on Disarmament
: Geneva August 2007-July 2010
Joint Secretary (Disarmament & International Security Affairs)
Ministry of External Affairs
: New Delhi July 2010-October 2013
Ambassador and Permanent
Representative of India to the Conference on Disarmament
: Geneva October 2013-November 2016
Accredited as the Ambassador
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the
Republic of India to the Kingdom of Spain
: Madrid January 2017-August 2018
Accredited as the Ambassador
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the
Republic of India to the Russian Federation
: Moscow September 2018
  • First Recipient of the S.K. Singh Award for Excellence in the Indian Foreign Service, in 2010 for his contribution to the negotiation of the Civil Nuclear Initiative.
  • Member of the UN GGE on Missiles and the UN GGE on Disarmament and Nuclear NonProliferation Education.
  • Member of the Indian Delegation to the UNGA in 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.