About Author

Person Name
TCA Rangachari
Member, Governing Council

Amb (Retd) TCA Rangachari was India's Ambassador to Algeria, France and Germany before resigning from the Indian Foreign Service in 2006. Earlier, he spent over five years in Islamabad, Pakistan, as Deputy High Commissioner. Over a 36-year long career with the Indian Foreign Service, Amb Rangachari served in a variety of posts across different continents. Starting his career in Hong Kong, he moved to Beijing in the mid-seventies during the Cultural Revolution. Thereafter, he was at India’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, working on several UN committees, including human rights and on NGOs, and represented India on the Governing Boards of the UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF. He served in various capacities in the Ministries of External Affairs and Finance of the Government of India in New Delhi, including the East Asia division, UN division, External Publicity Division and as Chief Passport Officer of the Government of India. Mr. Rangachari holds an MA in History from Hindu College, Delhi University.