Name : Mr T. Armstrong Changsan
Designation – Ambassador, Embassy of India, Reykjavik (Iceland)
Born on 24 January 1969, he obtained his B.Tech. degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Delhi. He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1997.
Before taking up his present assignment as Consul General of India to Osaka-Kobe, he served as Deputy High Commissioner of India to South Africa and earlier posted at Indian Missions in Lagos and Tokyo in various capacities. At headquarters, he served in the United Nations Economic and Social Division, dealing with a wide range of issues from Climate Change to Human Rights.
He also served as Director/Head of Ministry of External Affairs’ Branch Office and Regional Passport Office, Guwahati. It was during his tenure that he streamlined the passport issuance system, opened the passport seva kendra in Guwahati, and laid the groundwork for the other passport seva kendras all over the Northeast, thus rendering valuable service to people in far-flung areas of the Northeast. During the same tenure, he was instrumental in the opening the Ministry of External Affairs’ Branch Secretariat in Guwahati.
The Consulate General of India Osaka-Kobe looks after 23 of 47 prefectures of Japan. During his term as Consul General, the economic and business engagements between India and western Japan soared. The Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi visited Kobe in November 2016, toured the shinkansen bullet train factory, and also met the Indian community in Japan.
Shri T. Armstrong Changsan is married and has three daughters.
1997 batch IFS officer.
Jan 1999 – Jun 1999 : Attachment as probationer with ITP Division, MEA
Jul 1999 – Nov 2002 : Embassy of India Tokyo
Third Secretary (LT / Pol & Info)
Second Secretary (Pol) [also S&T, Cons, HOC for brief periods]
Jan 2003 – Mar 2006 : High Commission of India, Lagos, Nigeria
Second Secretary (Cons, Pol, Info)
Second Secretary (HOC, Pol, Info) from June 2004
First Secretary (HOC, Pol, Info) from September 2004
Apr 2006 – Oct 2007 : Headquarters as Deputy Secretary [UNES]
Oct 2007- July 2012 : Regional Passport Officer, Guwahati; additional charge of Head of MEA Branch Secretariat from June 2008.
July 2012 – May 2015: Deputy High Commissioner, High Commission of India, Pretoria, South Africa.
14 August 2018 till date : Ambassador, Embassy of India, Reykjavik