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Amb. Mukta Dutta Tomar

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Mukta Dutta Tomar was appointed Ambassador of India to the Federal Republic of Germany in April 2017. Since her joining the Indian Foreign Service, Mrs. Mukta D. Tomar has held several diplomatic assignments, in Indian Embassies in Madrid, Kathmandu, Paris and Yangon.  She has served at the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations at New York. She was also Deputy High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh and Consul General of India in Chicago. Mrs. Tomar has served in the Ministry of  External Affairs, New Delhi in various Divisions including the Americas Division; and headed Investment, Technology Promotion & Economic Division; Consular, Passport & Visa; and Administration. 

Mrs. Tomar is a Graduate of Kolkata University. She is married to Mr. Ashok Tomar, a career diplomat, since retired.

She speaks Hindi and English.

History

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Bilateral relations between India and Germany are characterized as being very close, based on trust, mutual respect, and democratic principles. India was amongst the first countries to establish diplomatic ties with the Federal Republic of Germany, after the Second World War, and this relation grew significantly after the Cold War and the reunification of Germany. In the last decade, the economic and political bonds between these countries enhanced, and today, Germany is amongst India's most important partners, both on an EU and global level.

There have been regular high-level visits from both sides. One very important meeting was the third bilateral intergovernmental consultations in New Delhi, where 18 bilateral agreements were agreed upon in sectors such as energy, business, vocational training, culture and research, security and agriculture. Germany holds ambitious plans for economic reform programmes (like developing India’s industrial sector), which mostly were decided in the Agenda for the Indo-German Partnership, on May 2000.

Germany is India’s principal trading partner in the EU; and their development cooperation is one of the biggest components of their bilateral relations. India is a Global Development Partner, which means it plays an important role in global development issues, the protection of global public goods, the attainment of sustainable development goals (SDG) as well as in international processes (WTO Doha Round, climate negotiations).

In the area of Education, there are six Goethe Institutes in India.