Ajay Bisaria appointed as the next High Commissioner to Pakistan

Ajay Bisaria
Ajay Bisaria
Mr. Ajay Bisaria, presently Ambassador of India to Poland and Lithuania, has been appointed as the country's next High Commissioner to Pakistan.
A press release from the Ministry of External Affairs said Mr. Bisaria, an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer of the 1987 batch, was expected to take up his new assignment shortly.
Mr. Bisaria has a Bachelor's degree in Economics from St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi, a Master's in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta and a Master's in Public Policy from Princeton University, United States.
After training at the Foreign Service Institute in New Delhi, he chose Russian as his language of specialisation and was posted at the Indian Embassy in Moscow (1988-1991) where he was attached to the economic and political wings of the Embassy. He worked as a Soviet internal affairs specialist in the months leading up to the break-up of the USSR.
He served as Under Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs on the East Europe desk (1991-92) when India was engaged in building new relationships with the post-Soviet countries. He then moved to the Ministry of Commerce (1992-1995), where he was part of a team that managed the transition of India’s trade from rupee barter arrangements to a hard currency system.
He was posted as First Secretary in the Indian Embassy in Berlin (1995-1999). During 1999-2004, he served as Private Secretary to Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
He was then posted to the World Bank in Washington D.C. as Advisor to the Executive Director for South Asia (2004-2008).
Mr. Bisaria returned to India in 2009, to serve as Joint Secretary (Eurasia) in the Ministry of External Affairs (2009-2014). His assignment was to head the Division coordinating overall policy and bilateral relations with the Eurasia region (including Russia, Ukraine and Central Asia). 
From January 2015, Mr. Bisaria has served as India’s Ambassador to Poland, based in Warsaw, with concurrent accreditation to Lithuania. He has also served as India’s representative in the Warsaw-based Community of Democracies.


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