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Gopal Baglay
High Commissioner

Mr. Gopal Baglay assumed charge as the High Commissioner of India to Australia in January 2024.

He was the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka from May 2020 to December 2023.

He earlier served in New Delhi in the office of the Prime Minister of India, as the Official Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs and in various other positions related to India’s ties with her neighbours, Europe and multilateral organisations.

Diplomatic assignments of Mr Gopal Baglay abroad have been in Ukraine, Russia, the United Kingdom, Nepal and Pakistan (as Deputy High Commissioner).

Mr. Baglay learnt Ukrainian in his first assignment abroad and speaks Russian and a few languages of the Indian subcontinent. He holds a Master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Lucknow.

He is married to Ms Bina.

Mr. Baglay’s interests involve yoga, long distance run, hiking, mind training, and ways of harmonious and sustainable living. He likes to study religions and learn about cultures.