Pankaj Saran named India’s new envoy to Russia
28 November 2015, Nirapad News: Indian Foreign Service officer Pankaj Saran was named India’s new ambassador to Russia, an official statement said on Friday. Saran, currently the high commissioner of India to Bangladesh, will replace PS Raghavan in Moscow.
“Pankaj Saran, an Indian Foreign Service officer of the 1982 batch, who is currently the high commissioner of India to Bangladesh, has been appointed as the next ambassador of India to the Russian Federation,” an external affairs ministry statement said. “He is expected to take up his assignment shortly,” it added.
During his diplomatic career, Saran has served in Indian missions in Moscow, Washington, Cairo and Geneva. He earlier served in Bangladesh from 1989 to 1992 as the first secretary (political), according to a news agency.