Shri A. Ajay Kumar joined the Indian Foreign Service in the year 2001 and he is currently posted as the High Commissioner of India to Uganda.
During 2003-2006, Shri Ajay Kumar was posted as Third Secretary between 2003-05 and as Second Secretary [Info] & Head of Chancery during 2005-06 in the Indian Embassy in Tehran. Thereafter, he returned to India and served in the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi as Under Secretary dealing with Pakistan during 2006-08
He served in the Indian Embassy in Bahrain from 2008-2012 and thereafter in Tehran from 2012-14. He served as India’s Ambassador to Iraq from May 2014-November 2015. Later he served as Deputy High Commissioner in Canberra, Australia (2016-17).
Shri A. Ajay Kumar thereafter has served in the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi in the Indian Ocean Region of MEA as Joint Secretary (IOR-II) prior to assuming his charge as Joint Secretary (DPA-I).
Shri A. Ajay Kumar holds the graduate degree in Political Science and L.L.B. degree from the University of Calicut in Kerala.
Shri A. Ajay Kumar (IFS:2001), presently Joint Secretary in the Ministry, has been appointed as the new High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Uganda.