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High Commissioner

High Commissioner

Gopal Baglay

High Commissioner

Prior to his current assignment as High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka since May 2020, HE Gopal Baglay served as Joint Secretary in Prime Minister’s Office in India since 2017.

Before that, HE Gopal Baglay had served in various capacities in the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi, including as the Official Spokesperson of the Ministry, Joint Secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran) Division, Director in External Affairs Minister’s Office and in United Nations Division and Deputy Secretary looking after Eastern & Central Europe.

Abroad, HE Gopal Baglay served as Deputy High Commissioner of India in Pakistan (2011-14), Counsellor for Press, Information and Culture in the Embassy of India, Nepal (2005-08) and in other diplomatic capacities from 1994-2002 in Ukraine, Moscow and London.

HE Gopal Baglay holds a Masters degree in Chemistry and speaks Hindi, Urdu, Sanskrit, English, Ukrainian, Russian and Nepali languages.

He is married to Ms Bina.