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Ranjan Mathai

High Commissioner of India to UK

Ranjan Mathai (born 1952) is the current Indian High Commissioner to the UK. Prior to this, he served as Foreign Secretary of India from August 1, 2011 to July 31, 2013.

He joined the IFS after completing post graduate studies in Political Science at the University of Poona. He has served in Indian Embassies in Vienna, Colombo, Washington, Tehran and Brussels.

As Joint Secretary (BSM) in the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi (January 1995 to February 1998), he headed the Division dealing with India’s relations with Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Maldives. Mathai has also served as Indian Ambassador to Israel – February 1998 to June 2001, and was the Indian Ambassador in Qatar from August 2001 to July 2005. He held the post of Deputy High Commissioner of India to the UK in London from August 2005 to January 2007.

He became Ambassador of India to France in January 2007.