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Amb. Yojna Patel
Deputy Permanent Representative

Ambassador Yojna Patel joined India’s diplomatic service (the Indian Foreign Service) in 2000. She has a Post Graduate degree in English Literature and speaks several Indian languages [including her mother tongue Hindi] and Russian.

She has diverse diplomatic experience in her 23 years of diplomatic service, including in multilateral work at  SAARC, UNESCO and SCO.

Before taking over her current assignment in August 2023, Ambassador Yojna Patel was Joint Secretary and National Coordinator (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) in the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi from 2020- 2023.

She has previously served at the Indian Embassy in Moscow [2001-2002]; St. Petersburg [2003-2004]; Bishkek [2004-2007]; Counsellor at Permanent Mission of India to UNESCO , Paris [2010-2013]; Deputy Chief of Mission in Kyiv [2013-2016] and Minister/ Deputy Chief of Mission in Moscow (2016-2019).

Ambassador Yojna Patel is married to Pradeep Kumar Patel. The couple have a son and daughter.