The new High Commissioner of India to UK, HE Ruchi Ghanashyam has taken charge of her office. She organised an interactive session on Thursday with the media on Thursday 13 December 2018 at the India House. Mrs Ghanashyam was joined by the Deputy High Commissioner of India to UK, Charanjeet Singh. A career diplomat, Mr Singh joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1996.
Prior to his present assignment, he was the Consul General of India in Milan (Italy) from January 2016 to September 2018. He has served as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi looking after India's engagement with multilateral groupings such as G-20, BRICS, Indian Ocean Rim Association etc. He also served as the Consul General of India in Vladivostok (Russia) during 2004-2007 and in the Indian Missions in Bishkek and Moscow in various capacities.
A holder of B.Sc (Hons.) in Mathematics and a Master's degree in Physics, Mr Singh has taught Physics in University before joining the Indian Foreign Service. He speaks Hindi, Punjabi, Rajasthani, English and Russian. He is married and the couple has one son.