Afghan Biographies

Abdali, Shaida Mohammad


Name Abdali, Shaida Mohammad
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Ex Ambassador to India
History and Biodata

1. Former Ambassadors to India:
Masood Khalili, (20101012)
Dr. Nanguyalai Tarzi (2010-20120716)
Dr. Shaida Abdali (20120717 -) 20180920 resigned
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 - 20180920 resigned)

3. Biodata:
abdali_shaida_mohammadDr. Shahida Muhammad Abdali was born in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He studied at Jawaharlal-Nehru-Universität, National Defense University. Abdali  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)
 

Abdali resigned Oct 2018 during an official visit by President Ashraf Ghani to India after serving as Afghanistan’s envoy there for six years. After his resignation, Abdali he felt the need to return to Afghanistan and serve his country from within. “Serving my country for years in India, I felt the need to return and serve my country from within.” Participants of a gathering in Kandahar City said they had created a commission “People Voice” to hold similar gatherings in Kandahar and others provinces to ask people to support Abdali in the April 20, 2019 presidential election.(20181105)

 

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)

In his resignation letter to President Mohammad Ashraf, Dr. Abdali has said he ends his diplomatic service abroad and will return to Afghanistan to serve the country as per the demands of the people, considering the current difficult situation. During his tenure as Ambassador , he also completed his Doctorate (Ph.D) from Jawaharlal Nehru University, and wrote a book “Afghanistan Pakistan India: A Paradigm Shift.”(20180920)

Abdali resigned Sept 2018 during an official visit by President Ashraf Ghani to India after serving as Afghanistan’s envoy there for six years. After his resignation, Abdali he felt the need to return to Afghanistan and serve his country from within. “Serving my country for years in India, I felt the need to return and serve my country from within.” Participants of a gathering in Kandahar City said they had created a commission “People Voice” to hold similar gatherings in Kandahar and others provinces to ask people to support Abdali in the April 20, 2019 presidential election.(20181105)

He is married and has four children.

Abdali speaks Pashtu, Urdu and English.

Last Modified 2018-11-05
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