Harsh Vardhan Shringla Appointed Foreign Secretary
The South Block of the Central Secretariat buildings in New Delhi, India. (Photographer: T. Narayan/Bloomberg)  

Harsh Vardhan Shringla Appointed Foreign Secretary


Harsh Vardhan Shringla, India's Ambassador to the U.S., 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 Indian Foreign Service.

He will take over the charge of the foreign secretary on Jan. 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 headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to the order by the Department of Personnel and Training.

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