Menon hails from Ottapalam in Palakkad district of Kerala. He comes from a family of diplomats and aristocrats.His father Parappil Narayana Menon was also a career diplomat and served as the ambassador to Yugoslavia in his last days. His grandfather K P S Menon was India's first foreign secretary, while K P S Menon , the former Indian ambassador to China, is his uncle.
He had a stint in the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) as Advisor to the Atomic Energy Commission. This work continued through his posting in Vienna. He was then posted to Beijing, the first of three positions he served in China. His last position in China as ambassador was also significant as it marked improvement in Sino-India relations, the high point being the visit of then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Menon has also... Read More