Harsh Vardhan Shringla appointed next foreign secretary

Harsh Vardhan Shringla, India’s Ambassador to the US, has been appointed as the new Foreign Secretary.

Mr Shringla is a 1984-batch officer of the Indian Foreign Service. He will take over the charge of the foreign secretary on January 29 from incumbent Vijay Gokhale.

The appointment has been cleared by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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