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Pranay Verma
Ambassador of India to Vietnam

Pranay Verma assumed the office of Ambassador of India to Vietnam on 25 July 2019.

He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1994 and has held diplomatic assignments in Hong Kong, San Francisco, Beijing, Kathmandu and Washington DC.

Before arriving in Hanoi, Ambassador Verma served as the Director General of the East Asia Division at the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi since June 2017. Earlier, he also served as the Director General for external relations at the Department of Atomic Energy looking after India’s nuclear diplomacy.

Pranay Verma has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. Before joining the Indian Foreign Service, he started his professional career at India’s steel manufacturing company, Tata Steel. He also holds a Master’s degree in the Chinese language from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, California, U.S.

He and his wife Manu have a son, Manas, and a daughter, Manya.