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Shri Sanjay Bhattacharyya, Secretary (CPV & OIA)

Shri Sanjay Bhattacharyya, Secretary (CPV & OIA) Sanjay Bhattacharyya was born in New Delhi in 1962.

He studied Economics at St. Stephens College, University of Delhi and at Delhi School of Economics. He learnt Chinese at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1987. In a career of over three decades, he has worked overseas in Hong Kong (1989-1992), Beijing (1992-1995 and 2002-2005), Brussels (1998-2001), Tokyo (2007-2010), Dhaka (2010-2012), Ambassador of India to Egypt (2015-2018) and Ambassador of India to Turkey (2018-2020). In Headquarters, he has served in East Asia, Americas and Finance Divisions and as Joint Secretary [South] (2012-2015), before assuming charge as Secretary (CPV & OIA) in January 2020.

He has contributed a chapter on "India and China: New Directions" in Indian Foreign Policy - Challenges and Opportunities (2007) and "India and Egypt: New Partnership in the New Era” in Asian Perspectives (2017).

His wife Ranu is a teacher, author and storyteller. They have one son and one daughter.

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