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Sanjay Bhattacharyya

Sanjay Bhattacharyya was born in New Delhi in 1962. 
He read Economics at St. Stephens College, University of Delhi and at the Delhi School of Economics.  He has studied Chinese at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. 

He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1987 and has worked in various capacities in Hong Kong (1989-92), Beijing (1992-95 and 2002-05), Brussels (1998-2001), Tokyo (2007-10), Dhaka (2010-12) and as Ambassador of India to Egypt (2015-18), besides Headquarters.  He was Joint Secretary (South) in the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi  (2012-2015). He assumed charge as Ambassador of India in Turkey in June 2018.

He has contributed a chapter on "India and China: New Directions" in Indian Foreign Policy- Challenges and Opportunities (2007) and “India and Egypt: New Partnership in the New Era” in the inaugural issue of Asian Perspectives published by State Information Service of Egypt (2017).
He is married and has one son and one daughter.