jaideep-sarkarJaideep Sarkar ('85) is South Africa's new Indian ambassador

IOL (March 30, 2019)

DURBAN: Career diplomat Jaideep Sarkar ('85) is busy packing his bags in Thimphu, Bhutan, before heading to Pretoria to take office as India's newest ambassador to South Africa.

Sarkar swaps position with Ruchira Kamboj, his predecessor, who has been appointed ambassador of India to the Royal Kingdom of Bhutan.

Sarkar was born in 1963 into a Bengali household. He completed a bachelor's degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur and a master's degree in business administration from the Indian Institute of Management in Kolkata. In 1987, he joined the Indian Foreign Service.

Sarkar was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from IIT-KGP in 2012. (Read More)