Bio-Profile of H. E. Mr. Harsh Vardhan Shringla
Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Thailand
Ambassador Harsh Vardhan Shringla is a career diplomat and a member of the Indian Foreign Service.
In the course of his diplomatic career spanning 30 years, Mr. Shringla has held a variety of positions in New Delhi and in Indian Missions in Paris, Hanoi and Tel Aviv. He has also served as Minister/Counsellor in the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, New York and as Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Durban, South Africa.
Prior to taking up his post in Thailand, Mr. Shringla served in the Ministry of External Affairs as Joint Secretary (Director General) responsible for Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Maldives. Mr. Shringla has also headed the United Nations Political and SAARC Divisions in the Ministry. Earlier, he served as Director of the Northern (Nepal and Bhutan) Division and Deputy Secretary of the Europe West Division.
Mr. Shringla graduated from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and has worked in the Corporate and Public Sectors in India prior to joining the Indian Foreign Service. He studied multilateral diplomacy and conflict prevention in Columbia University, New York a subject on which he has published an international paper. He has also published Papers on economic diplomacy and the Indian diaspora.
Mr. Shringla assumed his present position as Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Thailand and Permanent Representative to UNESCAP on 19 January 2014.
Mr. Shringla speaks French, Vietnamese and Nepalese apart from English and Indian languages. He is married to Mrs. Hemal Store Shringla and has one son.