Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, New Delhi

Established in 1960 in New Delhi, the Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama functions as the nodal agent of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Central Tibetan Administration.

The Bureau maintains Liaison relations with the Government of India, foreign embassies, consulates, NGO’s, civil society groups and other important national and international bodies on behalf of the Central Tibetan Administration.

The Bureau also facilitates all foreign and domestic travels of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in addition to organizing and attending public events, seminars, and conferences aimed at informing and educating the general public on the issue of Tibet. It also facilitates travel document/ IC related services to the Tibetan people in India.

Matters pertaining to Tibetan refugees in SAARC countries except Nepal, Middle Eastern countries and ASEAN (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam) fall under the jurisdiction of this Bureau.

Representatives of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, New Delhi

SNo Name From To
1 Tsepon W.D. Shakabpa June 1960 1966
2 Kalon Thupten Ninje 1966 June 1973
3 Mr. Phuntsok Thonden June 1973 December 1975
4 Asstt. Kalon Rigzin N. Taring January 1976 March 1977
5 Kalon Wandu Dorjee 22 April 1977 15 September 1978
6 Kalon Rinchen T. Sadutsang 04 August 1978 03 August 1980
7 Mr. Tashi Wangdi (Kalon 1983) 04 August 1980 17 October 1985
8 Mr. Kalsang Yarphel 18 October 1985 27 March 1987
9 Kalon Tashi Wangdi 28 March 1987 10 October 1991
10 Mr. Migyur Dorjee 21 October 1991 15 June 1994
11 Kalon Tashi Wangdi 20 October 1994 10 October 1995
12 Mr. Tsering Wangyal 11 October 1995 18 December 1996
13 Kalon T.C. Tethong 17 December 1996 11 January 1998
14 Mr. Tashi Phuntsok 12 January 1998 11 December 2001
15 Kasur Tashi Wangdi 12 December 2001 28 July 2005
16 Kalon Tempa Tsering (Kasur 2011) 18 October 2005 09 August 2016
17 Kasur Ngodup Dongchung 10 August 2016 Present