Mr. Biren Nanda appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to Australia

Mr. Biren Nanda, presently Ambassador of India to Indonesia has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to Australia.

He is expected to take up his assignment in Canberra shortly.

Upon completion of his Post Graduation in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics, Mr. Biren Nanda joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1978.

Mr. Nanda has previously served as a diplomat in Indian Missions in Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Washington, D.C. and Tokyo. He was the Consul General of India in Shanghai from 1996-2000 and Deputy Chief of Mission in the Embassy of India in Tokyo from 2000-2004.

Prior to taking up his assignment in Jakarta, Mr. Nanda was the Head of the Division in the Ministry of External Affairs which looks after relations between India and countries of Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

Mr. Nanda is presently Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of the Republic of India to the Government of the Republic of Indonesia since June 10, 2008. Mr. Nanda is married to Mrs. Rukmani Nanda and has one son, aged 23 years.

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