|October 14, 2021|
The Hon Taranjit Singh Sandhu
Ambassador of India to the USA
ICAS Fall Symposium Shanti
India-US Partnership: Quad, Indo-Pacific and Beyond
December 1 2021 5:45 PM - 6:50 PM EST Washington DC
December 10 2021 7:45 AM - 8:50 AM KST Seoul Korea
December 10 2021 4:15 AM - 5:20 AM IST New Delhi India
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We are pleased to share with you that Taranjit Singh Sandhu will address the virtual ICAS Fall Symposium Special Shanti with a particular emphasis on "India-US Partnership: Quad, Indo-Pacific and Beyond" on December 1, 2021 545 PM - 650 PM EST, Washington DC.
Amb Taranjit Singh Sandhu is one of the most experienced Indian diplomats on US affairs, having served in the Indian Mission in Washington DC twice earlier. He was Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of India in Washington DC from July 2013 to January 2017. Earlier, Taranjit was First Secretary (Political) at the Embassy of India, Washington, DC responsible for liaison with the United States Congress from 1997 to 2000. He has also been at the Permanent Mission of India to United Nations, New York from July 2005 to February 2009.
Prior to his current assignment in Washington DC, Amb Sandhu was High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka from January 2017 to January 2020. Taranjit had also served at the High Commission of India, Colombo earlier as the Head of the Political Wing from December 2000 to September 2004.
Amb Sandhu was Consul General of India in Frankfurt from September 2011 to July 2013. He has worked in the Ministry of External Affairs in various capacities: as Joint Secretary (United Nations) from March 2009 to August 2011; and later as Joint Secretary (Administration) heading the Human Resource Division. Taranjit was Officer on Special Duty (Press Relations), Ministry of External Affairs from December 1995 to March 1997, and was responsible for liaison with foreign media in India.
In a distinguished career spanning over thirty years in the Indian Foreign Service since 1988, Amb Sandhu started his diplomatic career from former Soviet Union (Russia) where he worked as Third Secretary (Political) / Second Secretary (Commercial) in the Indian Mission from 1990 to 1992. Following the breakup of Soviet Union, Taranjit was sent to open a new Embassy in Ukraine. He served as Head of Political and Administration Wings in Indian Embassy in Kiev from 1992 to 1994.
Born on 23 January 1963 in a family of educationists, Amb Sandhu studied at The Lawrence School, Sanawar and graduated with History Honors from St. Stephens' College, Delhi. He pursued a Master’s Degree in International Relations at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Taranjit is married to Mrs. Reenat Sandhu, who is a senior officer in the Indian Foreign Service and currently Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. They have two children. His interests include books, movies and outdoor sports.
He assumed charge as Ambassador to the United States on February 3, 2020.
Amb Sandhu presented his credentials to the President of the United States of America, H.E. Mr. Donald Trump at the Oval office of the White House on 6 February 2020.