Vikram Misri is a career diplomat from the 1989 batch of the Indian Foreign Service. He was born in Srinagar, Vikram Misri attended the Scindia School before graduating from Delhi's Hindu College. He also holds an MBA degree. And before joining the civil services, he had worked in advertising and ad film-making for three years.
Earlier Vikram Misri has served at the Ministry of External Affairs of India, in the Prime Ministers Office, and also was part of several Indian missions in Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America.
Now Vikram Misri has been appointed as the Deputy National Security Advisor in the National Security Council Secretariat. Earlier as an officer of the Foreign Services, he served as the envoy to China till December 11th 2021.
Here are the few services taken up by him in the past:
- He has served as India Ambassador to Myanmar and Spain. In 2019, he was appointed as the Ambassador to Beijing and served during a critical period in Indo-China ties.
- Mr Misri was a part of several talks held with China after the troops of both countries violently clashed in the Galwan Valley in June 2020, resulting in the first casualties from skirmishes in the region in four decades
- He served as the Private Secretary to then Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral, to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh & also to Narendra Modi in 2014.