Published On: Mon, Dec 23rd, 2019

Harsh Vardhan Shringla appointed next Foreign Secretary

New Delhi: Indian Ambassador to US Harsh Vardhan Shringla has been appointed the next Foreign Secretary.

Senior IFS officer Vardhan Shringla has been appointed as Foreign Secretary.

Shringla will take over as Foreign Secretary from Vijay Keshav Gokhale on January 29.

An Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer of the 1984 batch, Shringla has held several important positions in his diplomatic career spanning 35 years. He has served as India’s High Commissioner to Bangladesh and Thailand, apart from serving in France, India’s permanent mission to the United Nations in the US, Vietnam, Israel and South Africa.

Shringla has graduated from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University and schooled from Mayo College, Ajmer. He has worked in the Corporate and Public Sectors in India prior to joining the prestigious Indian Foreign Service.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Ambassador in Washington DC, as Foreign Secretary with effect from January 29, 2020, upon completion of the two-year term of Vijay Keshav Gokhale as Foreign Secretary on January 28, 2020, an official release said.

inputs with ANI

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