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Ambassador Parvathaneni Harish assumed charge as Ambassador of India to the Federal Republic of Germany on November 06, 2021.

Previously, Ambassador P. Harish was Additional Secretary (Economic Relations) in the Ministry of External Affairs. As Additional Secretary (Economic Relations) he led the Economic Diplomacy Division that deals with bilateral economic relations of India with other countries and liaises in this regard with all line economic ministries of the Government of India. He also led the Multilateral Economic Relations Division and was the Indian Sous Sherpa for G20, G7, BRICS and IBSA.

Since joining the Indian Foreign Service in 1990, Ambassador P. Harish has learnt Arabic at the American University of Cairo and passed the examination with distinction. He has served in the Indian Missions in Cairo and Riyadh and headed the Post as India's Representative to the Palestinian Authority stationed in Gaza city. He was on Secondment to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) as the Chief of the Policy Analysis Unit at UNRWA Headquarters in Gaza.

He thereafter worked in the East Asia and External Publicity Divisions in the Ministry of External Affairs. For a period of five years since 2007, Ambassador P. Harish was the Joint Secretary and Officer on Special Duty to the Hon'ble Vice President of India. He has been the Consul General of India, Houston during July 2012 until March 2016 covering eight states of the South and South-West of USA. He was the Ambassador of India to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam from April 2016 to June 2019.

Ambassador P. Harish is a gold medallist Mechanical Engineering graduate from Osmania University College of Engineering, Hyderabad and has studied at the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He is married to Mrs. Parvathaneni Nandita and has two daughters.

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