1. Former Ambassadors to India:
Masood Khalili, (20101012)
Dr. Nanguyalai Tarzi (2010-20120716)
Dr. Shaida Abdali (20120717 -)
Deputy chief of mission of the Afghan Embassy in India:
Mohammad Ashraf Haidari (20141116)
2. Previous Functions:
Deputy national security adviser NSC National Security Council (20101110 - 20120716)
Ambassador to India (20120717 - )
Dr. Shahida Muhammad Abdali was born in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He was the Deputy national security adviser NSC National Security Council (20101110) and Special Assistant to President Hamid Karzai. He was an important key person in the President's office and controls the President's time schedule and decides who has access to the President (20101009)
Shaida Mohammad Abdali, who earlier served as the Afghan deputy national security advisor and special assistant to President Karzai, presented his credentials to President Pratibha Patil (India)(20120720).
Unidentified gunmen have killed the brother of Afghanistan’s Ambassador to India Shaida Mohammad Abdali in southern Kandahar province. Abdali’s brother Haji Sardar Mohammad was offering prayers in mosque, located in the third sector of Kandahar city, when unidentified gunmen opened fire on him.(20151215)
He is married and has four children.
Abdali speaks Pashtu, Urdu and English.