New Delhi: Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa, presently Ambassador of India to Japan, has been concurrently accredited as the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Marshall Islands, with residence in Tokyo (Japan).
Wadhwa joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1979. She has served twice in Beijing (1983 – 1987 and 1992 – 1994) and speaks Mandarin. She has also worked on the Pakistan Desk in the Ministry of External Affairs in the late 80’s. Wadhwa has extensive experience with multilateral work and has covered issues like human rights, disarmament, environmental and social issues in the UN. She has also worked for International Labour Organisation (ILO) as head of their International Programme for Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) in New Delhi in 2001.
Wadhwa has done postings in Hong Kong, Geneva, and The Hague. She served as the Head of the UN division in the Ministry of External Affairs & thereafter was appointed the Ambassador of India to Sweden and Latvia. Prior to taking up her assignment in Japan, Wadhwa was Ambassador of India to the State of Qatar (March 2009 – June 2012).