Shri Gaddam Dharmendra, a 1990-batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer, is a Senior diplomat . At present, Additional Secretary in charge of policy, planning and research in MEA. He has been appointed India's next ambassador to Iran.
Shri Gaddam Dharmendra has held senior positions in various government departments, including Deputy Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, First Secretary, Embassy of India, Washington D.C., and Counsellor, High Commission of India. In September 2010, Shri Dharmendra also served as the Consul General of India to Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR.