India's envoy to Palestine, Mukul Arya, passes away; S Jaishankar expresses grief

Arya was a 2008 batch Indian Foreign Service officer who had previously worked in the Indian embassies in Kabul and Moscow. He was also a member of India's Permanent Delegation to UNESCO in Paris

India's envoy to Palestine, Mukul Arya, passes away; S Jaishankar expresses grief
Mukul Arya (Source: Twitter / @drkjsrini)

Mukul Arya, India's envoy in Palestine's Ramallah, passed away on Sunday. The Indian ambassador to Palestine was discovered dead inside the Indian embassy in Ramallah. S Jaishankar, the Minister of External Affairs, expressed his grief on Mukul Arya's death.

Mukul Arya, a 2008 batch officer of the Indian Foreign Service, was well regarded as an upcoming young diplomat and had previously served in Indian missions in Afghanistan and Russia. He also served at the Permanent Delegation of India to the UNESCO in Paris. Image courtesy: MEA

"Deeply shocked to learn about the passing away of India's Representative at Ramallah, Mukul Arya. He was a bright and talented officer with so much before him. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones. Om Shanti," S Jaishankar tweeted.