High Commissioner's Profile

H.E. Pankaj Saran
High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh


Pankaj Saran presented its credentials as India’s High Commissioner to Bangladesh to the President of Bangladesh on 14 March 2012. During his diplomatic career, he has served in Indian Missions abroad in Moscow, Washington D.C., Cairo and Geneva. He has earlier served in Bangladesh from 1989 to 1992 as First Secretary (Political). 

At Headquarters, he has served in the Ministry of External Affairs in the East Europe Division, as Deputy Secretary in the Foreign Secretary’s Office and as Joint Secretary (North) heading the Division dealing with India’s relations with Nepal and Bhutan. 

He served twice on deputation to the Prime Minister’s Office, first as Director from 1995 to 1999 dealing largely with economic, energy and science and technology issues, and subsequently as Joint Secretary in the Office of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh from 2007 to 2012. In the latter capacity, he dealt with the external affairs, defense, national security, atomic energy and space sectors. 

Pankaj Saran has done his Masters in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University after which he joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1982. 

He is married with two sons. His interests include tennis, bridge and reading.