Mrs. Vijay Thakur Singh, Ambassador of the Republic of India, in Ireland arrived Dublin on 9 December 2016 and presented her credentials on 13 December 2016 to HE Mr Michael D. Higgins, President in a Credential Ceremony held at áras an Uachtaráin.
A career diplomat, Ambassador Singh joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1985. She served in Madrid from 1986 to 1989. She worked as Under Secretary, Deputy Secretary and Director from 1989 to 1999 in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division and then briefly in the UN Division as Director (UNES) from January to June 2000 at MEA, New Delhi. She worked as Counsellor in the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, New York from 2000 to 2003 and thereafter in Kabul from 2003 to 2005. She was Deputy Chief of the Mission in Madrid between 2006 and 2007.
From 2007 to 2012 she served as Joint Secretary in the President’s Secretariat and in 2012-13 she became Joint Secretary in the National Security Council Secretariat, New Delhi.
Before coming to Ireland as Ambassador of India she was High Commissioner of India in Singapore from 2013 to 2016.
Amb. Singh is a Masters in Economics.
She is married to Mr. Vishvjit Prithvijit Singh.