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Gopal Baglay appointed India’s High Commissioner to Australia

A 1992-batch Indian Foreign Service officer, Baglay is India's High Commissioner to Sri Lanka

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Gopal Baglay appointed India’s High Commissioner to Australia
New Delhi: Senior diplomat Gopal Baglay has been appointed as India’s High Commissioner to Australia. A 1992-batch Indian Foreign Service officer, Baglay is India’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka.

“Gopal Baglay, at present High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, has been appointed the next High Commissioner of India to Australia,” a statement from the Ministry of External Affairs said.

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Baglay will succeed Manpreet Vohra as Indian High Commissioner to Australia. He is expected to take up the assignment shortly. Baglay has served in various capacities in the Ministry of External Affairs, including as its official spokesperson, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran) and more recently as joint secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office.

Baglay took over the assignment in Colombo in May 2020. Born on January 4, 1966, Baglay holds a Masters degree in chemistry from Lucknow University and speaks Hindi, Urdu, Sanskrit, English, Ukrainian, Russian and Nepali.

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