Taranjit Singh Sandhu

Taranjit Singh Sandhu is an Indian diplomat and current Indian Ambassador to the United States. He previously served as High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka.[1]

Taranjit Singh Sandhu
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Ambassador of India to the United States
Assumed office
6 February 2020
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byHarsh Vardhan Shringla
High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka
In office
January 2017 – January 2020
Personal details
Born (1963-01-23) 23 January 1963 (age 57)
Spouse(s)Reenat Sandhu
Children1 son, 1 daughter
EducationM.A (International Relations)


Taranjit Singh Sandhu joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1988. He was responsible for opening the Indian embassy in Ukraine and also worked there as head of the political and administration wings. [2] He was the first secretary in Washington. He also worked as consul general in Frankfurt and Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of India in Washington D.C. and Consul General of India in Frankfurt. He has also served in different capacity at the Ministry of External Affairs, India in different capacities. [3][4]

Indian Ambassador to the United StatesEdit

Sandhu presented his credentials to President Donald Trump in early February 2020. [5][6]


  1. ^ "Shri Taranjit Singh Sandhu appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the United States of America". Ministry of External Affairs. 28 January 2020.
  2. ^ https://www.theweek.in/news/india/2020/01/15/who-is-taranjit-singh-sandhu-frontrunner-for-post-of-ambassador-to-us.html
  3. ^ "High Commissioner of India H.E. Taranjit Singh Sandhu delivers Lalith Athulathmudali Commemoration Freedom Speech". LMD The Voice of Business. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
  4. ^ https://indianembassyusa.gov.in/extra?id=59
  5. ^ "India, US will work together to combat terrorism, Jihadi culture: Ambassador Sandhu". The Telegraph (Kolkata). 7 February 2020. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  6. ^ Krishnan, Murali (7 February 2020). "Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu presents his credentials to US president Donald Trump". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 19 February 2020.

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