According to an MEA statement, Wadhwa, a 1979-batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer, is expected to take up his assignment shortly.
He has served as the Indian Ambassador to Poland from March 2004 to August 2007; to Oman from August 2007 to September 2011; and to Thailand from November 2011 to January 2014.
Wadhwa holds a Masters Degree in History with specialisation in Chinese history and Medieval Indian history and architecture. He is fluent in English, Hindi and Chinese, and also knows French.
He has contributed a number of articles, mainly in the field of disarmament and international security, to various newspapers.