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Former Ambassador of India


Over a 36-year long career with the Indian Foreign Service, T.C.A. Rangachari served in a variety of posts across different continents. Starting his career in Hong Kong,

he moved to Beijing in the mid-seventies during the Cultural Revolution.  Thereafter, he was at India’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, working on several UN committees, including human rights and on NGOs, and represented India on the Governing Boards of the UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF. 

He was India’s Ambassador to Algeria, Germany and France. Earlier, he spent over five years in Islamabad, Pakistan, as Deputy High Commissioner. 

He served in various capacities in the Ministries of External Affairs and Finance of the Government of India in New Delhi, including the East Asia division, UN division, External Publicity Division and as Chief Passport Officer of the Government of India.  

Mr. Rangachari holds an MA degree, in History from Hindu College, Delhi University.  He speaks English, Hindi, Tamil, Chinese and French.

He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis, New Delhi. He has served as an external expert with the Department of East Asian Studies in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

He is one of the Founding Directors of Fight Hunger Foundation in India (an NGO affiliated with Action Contre la Faim en France). Presently, he is the Director of the Academy of International Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi.

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