Harsh Vardhan Shringla became ambassador of India to the United States on Jan. 11, 2019. In the course of a diplomatic career spanning 35 years, Ambassador Shringla has held a variety of positions in New Delhi and abroad.
He has served as high commissioner of India to Bangladesh and ambassador of India to Thailand. He has also served in France (UNESCO); the U.S. (United Nations in New York); Vietnam (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City); Israel; and South Africa (Durban). In addition, Ambassador Shringla served in the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi as joint secretary (director general) responsible for Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Maldives.
He also headed the United Nations Political and SAARC Divisions in the ministry. Earlier, he was director of the Northern Division dealing with Nepal and Bhutan as well as deputy secretary of the Europe West Division. Ambassador Shringla graduated from St. Stephen’s College at Delhi University and worked in the corporate and public sectors in India prior to joining the Indian Foreign Service. He has pursued courses and published papers on conflict prevention, economic diplomacy, the Indian diaspora and India-Bangladesh relations.
Ambassador Shringla speaks French, Vietnamese and Nepalese apart from English and Indian languages. He is married to Hemal Shringla and has one son.
Embassy of India
2107 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: (202) 939-7000
Fax: (202) 483-3972