Nepal established diplomatic relations with the United Kingdom in 1816. Treaty of Friendship between Great Britain and Nepal was signed in 1923 which further formalised relations between the two countries. Ever since the establishment of their diplomatic relations, friendship, mutual understanding, cordiality, cooperation and respect for each other’s national interests and aspirations have characterized relationship between the two countries. The United Kingdom is also the first country in the world with which Nepal had established diplomatic relations. The United Kingdom is the first country in the world which established its Embassy in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. This is the country where Nepal had established its first diplomatic mission (Legation). Nepal had established its legation in London in 1934, which was the first Nepalese diplomatic mission established at the foreign country. It was elevated to the Ambassador level in 1947 A.D.
The Embassy of Nepal in London was established as legation in 1934 when Nepal and the United Kingdom decided to exchange Ministers Plenipotentiary and envoys Extraordinary in each other’s Court. It was Nepal’s first ever diplomatic mission anywhere in the world. The mission was fully upgraded at the Embassy level when the status of the representatives were promoted at the Ambassadorial levels in 1947. Since the establishment, following dignitaries have made distinguished service in this Mission:
- Chief of Missions
- Deputy Chief of Missions
- Military Attachés
- First/Second Secretary
- Third Secretary /Attaché
Name Year Cardinal Number Ambassador Dr. Durga Bahadur Subedi 2016 onwards 20th Ambassador Dr. Suresh Chandra Chalise 2010- 2014 19th Ambassador Mr. Murari Raj Sharma 2007- 2009 18th Ambassador Mr. Prabal S.J.B. Rana 2003-2006 17th Ambassador Dr. Singha Bahadur Basnyat 1997-2003 16th Ambassador Mr.Surya Prasad Shrestha 1992-1997 15th Ambassador Maj.Gen. Bharat Kesher Simha 1988-1992 14th Ambassador Mr.Ishwari Raj Pandey 1983-1988 13th Ambassador Mr. Jharendra Narayan Singha 1979-1983 12th Ambassador General Kiran S.J.B. Rana 1974-1978 11th Ambassador Colonel Upendra Bahadur Basnyat 1969-1974 10th Ambassador Mr.Ishwari Raj Mishra 1966-1969 9th Ambassador Mr. Kali Prasad Upadhaya 1961-1965 8th Ambassador Professor Ram Prasad Manandhar 1957-1961 7th Ambassador Mr. Daman S.J.B. Rana 1954-1957 6th Ambassador General Shankar S.J.B. Rana 1949-1954 5th Ambassador General Kaiser S.J.B. Rana 1947-1949 4th Minister General Singha S.J.B. Rana 1939-1947 3rd Minister General Krishna S.J.B. Rana 1936-1939 2nd Minister General Bahadur S.J.B. Rana 1934-1936 1st Name Year Cardinal Number Mr. Sharad Raj Aran 2016- Present 20th Mr. Tej Bahadur Chhetri 2012-2016 19th Mrs. Ambika Devi Luintel 2011-2012 18th Mr. Jhabindra P. Aryal 2007-2011 17th Mr. Dipendra P. Bista 2003-2007 16th Mr. Hari K. Shrestha 1999-2003 15th Mr. Prahlad K. Prasai 1995-1999 14th Mr. Madhab P. Khanal 1991-1995 13th Mr. Badri P. Khanal 1987-1991 12th Mr. Prabal S.J.B. Rana 1982-1987 11th Mr. Mohan B. Pandey 1979-1982 10th Mr. Bhanu Prasad Thapalia 1975-1979 9th Mr. Kedar Prasad Koirala 1971-1975 8th Mr. Bharat Raj Rajbhandari 1961-1965 7th Mr. Jharendra Narayan Singha 1957-1961 6th Mr. Ram Prasad Manandhar 5th Sardar Bhim Bahadur Pande 4th Mr. Narendramani Acharya Dixit 3rd Mr. Manmohan Singh 2nd Subba Gunjaman Singh 1st Name Year Cardinal Number Col. Pradeep Jung KC 2014- Present 23rd Col. Bishawnath Ghimire 2011- 2014 22nd Brig Gen. Gyanendra Jung Rayamajhi 2008- 2011 22nd Col. Himalaya Thapa 2005-2008 21st Lt. Col. Amod N. Rana 2002-2005 20th Lt. Col. Mohan B. Basnyat 1999-2002 19th Lt. Col. Indra B. Karki 1996-1999 18th Lt.Col. Chhatra Man Singh Gurung 1993-1996 17th Lt. Col. Lili Jang Gurung 1989-1993 16th Lt. Col. Bajra Gurung 1986-1989 15th Lt. Col. Chitra B. Gurung 1983-1986 14th Lt. Col. Shanker Bikram Shah 1980-1983 13th Lt. Col. Digamber S J B Rana 1976-1980 12th Lt. Col. Madan Krishna Kharel 1973-1976 11th Lt. Col. Narayan Chandra Malla 1970-1973 10th Lt. Col. Samundra B. Thapa 1967-1970 9th Lt. Col Bharat Kesher Simha 1964-1967 8th Col. Singha Pratap Shah 1961-1964 7th Col. Rabi S J B Rana 1957-1961 6th Maj. Gen. Sridhar S J B Rana 1951-1957 5th Col. Surya Jung Thapa 1949-1951 4th Maj. Padam B. Khatri 1947-1949 3rd Lt. Col Yagya B. Basnet 1937-1946 2nd Col. Sovag Jung Thapa 1934-1937 1st Name Year Cardinal Number Mr. Narayan Prasad Wagle 2017-2017 1st Name Year Bhupendra Prasad Ghimire 2016 – Present Tejendra Regmi 2016-Present Babukaji Dangol 2012-2016 Surya Bahadur Thapa 2011-2015 Khimananda Bhusal 2008-2012 Ganesh Adhikari 2007-2011 Rununoo Chapagain 2006-2007 Lawa Subedi 2004-2008 Mohan Basnet 2002 – 2006 Nara Bahadur Thapa 2000-2004 Rameshwer Poudel 1998-2002 Bishwo Prasad Paneru 1996-2000 Chandra Bahadur Maharjan 1994-1998 Gopi Krishna Lamichhane 1992-1996 Rameshwor Poudel 1988-1992