Bruce Bucknell Archive

India and UK commemorate fallen soldiers in World War One: A recognition of shared sacrifice

Marking 100 years since Armistice Day, the British Deputy High Commission Kolkata commemorated the contribution of the Indian Army to World War One at Kolkata today. Armistice Day is commemorated every year as it marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on Armistice Day is commemorated every year as it marks the day

Applications Open for 120 Chevening Scholarship & Fellowship Programmes

Chevening Applications Open 6 August 2018   The application window for the UK government’s fully-funded Chevening Scholarships and Fellowships programmes opens on Monday 6 August, 2018 for the academic year September 2019-August 2020. Announcing the launch the British Deputy High Commissioner, Mr Bruce Bucknell said ‘Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at

British Deputy High Commissioner on the General Elections held in the UK

The British Deputy High Commissioner Kolkata, Mr Bruce Bucknell, made the following Statement after the United Kingdom held its General Elections on 8 June 2017   Kolkata Friday 9 June 2017 ‘The 2017 UK elections are a celebration of democracy.  Democracy is a rich and robust tradition that the UK shares with India. ‘Despite the

India-UK partners in technology  and innovation – a panel discussion

The British  deputy high commission in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian industry organised a panel discussion in Kolkata on 21 October to focus on closer technology collaboration between India and the UK titled ‘India-UK: partners in technology and innovation’ Ahead of the India-UK Tech Summit in November,which will be opened by Prime Ministers Narendra


Mr Bruce Bucknell is the new British Deputy High Commissioner in Kolkata.  He represents the UK in the 13 Indian states of West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and the Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Mr Bucknell said: ‘I am delighted to have arrived