On 1 December 2016, the new High Commissioner of India, His Excellency Shri Ajay M Gondane presented his credentials to the Governor-General and later he invited community leaders at his residence, India House.
FINACT President started the welcome reception with his impromptu speech followed by His Excellency’s expression of his appreciation for all participants. Further, he spoke his mind on expectations, needs and scope of cooperation and collaboration among the Indian community groups to tackle issues in Australia and India.
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Profile: Dr. A. M. Gondane joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1985. He worked in various capacities in the Indian Embassies & Consulates including in Damascus, Baghdad, Vienna, Ankara and New York. He was High Commissioner of India to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands & Vanuatu. He also worked earlier in SAARC, West Asia North Africa, Bangladesh-Myanmar Divisions. He was the Coordinator for the XIV SAARC Summit in New Delhi, 2007.
He was Officer on Special Duty with Dy. Speaker, Lok Sabha and a Research Fellow at the Stimson Centre, Washington D.C. He is a Doctorate in Sociology.