18 October 2016 Current Affairs: Amandeep Singh Gill was appointed as the Ambassador of India to the UN Conference on Disarmament, Geneva on 15 October 2016. He is expected to take up the assignment shortly.
Gill is an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer of 1992 batch.
Amandeep Singh Gill : Gill’s diplomatic career includes assignments in Switzerland, Sri Lanka, Iran, and the Permanent Mission of India to the UN. His professional areas of interest focus on international relations, disarmament, regional security in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Southwest Asia, and human security issues.
In 2007-2008, he represented India on the UN Secretary General’s Panel on Missiles.He was a member of the Indian delegation to the Conference on Disarmament during the negotiations on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
Before joining the Indian Foreign Service, Amandeep Gill worked as a telecommunications engineer.