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Indian envoy to US Harsh Vardhan Shringla appointed as foreign secretary

He will take over the charge of the foreign secretary on January 29

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

India's High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Harsh Vardhan Shringla.  Photo: ANI Twitter Handle
Harsh Vardhan Shringla. Photo: ANI

Harsh Vardhan Shringla, India's Ambassador to the US, has been appointed as the new foreign secretary, according to a Personnel Ministry order issued on Monday.

Shringla is a 1984-batch officer of the (IFS).

He will take over the charge of the foreign secretary on January 29 after incumbent Vijay Keshav Gokhale's "two-year term" ends a day before, the order said.

The appointment has been cleared by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to the order by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).

First Published: Mon, December 23 2019. 20:39 IST
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