A Post-Graduate in Public Administration, G. Balasubramanian, joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1998.
He has served in different capacities in the Indian Missions in Moscow, Dushanbe, Washington DC and Bangkok including as Deputy Chief of Mission in Bangkok and Moscow. He was also the Deputy Permanent Representative of India to UNESCAP in Bangkok.
At the Ministry of External Affairs, he has been the Desk Officer on Pakistan, Joint Secretary (Europe West) and Joint Secretary (Administration).
He is married and has a son.