Mukul Arya, India’s representative in Ramallah died
Mukul Arya, India’s envoy to Palestine, died on Sunday in Ramallah, according to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.
“Deeply shocked to learn of the death of India’s Representative in Ramallah, Shri Mukul Arya,” Jaishankar wrote on Twitter. “He was a bright and talented officer with a lot ahead of him.” My heartfelt condolences go out to his family and loved ones. “Om Shanti,” he began. It was unclear how he died at the time.
Arya, a career diplomat from the 2008 batch of the Indian Foreign Service, was in his mid-30s and had worked at the Ministry of External Affairs in Delhi, as well as the Permanent Delegation of India to UNESCO in Paris and the Indian Embassies in Kabul and Moscow. He was born and raised in Delhi, where he studied Economics at Delhi University and JNU before joining the Indian Foreign Service in 2008.
“We received with great astonishment and shock the news of the death of the Ambassador of the Republic of India to the State of Palestine, Mukul Arya, and we express great sadness, loss, and pain at his death,” said Palestine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants in a statement. It stated that they were in contact with the Indian Foreign Ministry to finalise arrangements for transporting the ambassador’s mortal remains to his home country.
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