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India's envoy to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra appointed new Foreign Secretary

IFS Vinay Mohan Kwatra is currently serving as India's envoy to Nepal.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: April 04, 2022 17:59 IST
Vinay Mohan Kwatra, India's new Foreign Secretary, Foreign Secretary, India's envoy to Nepal, Vinay
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Nepal Ambassador Vinay Mohan Kwatra appointed India's new Foreign Secretary

Highlights

  • Kwatra will succeed current Foreign Secretary Harsha Vardan Shringla, who is retiring on April 30
  • He had earlier served as Ambassador of India to France from August 2017 till February 2020
  • Kwatra also served as Joint Secretary in the office of the Prime Minister of India

India's envoy to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra was on Monday appointed as the new Foreign Secretary, succeeding Harsh Vardhan Shringla, who is retiring this month-end. Kwatra, a 1988-batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer, has held positions in India's diplomatic missions in Washington DC, Beijing and has also served as Joint Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office during his 32 years of service.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Kwatra to the post of Foreign Secretary upon the superannuation of Shringla on April 30, 2022, the order said.

Prior to his diplomatic posting to Nepal in 2020, he served as the Ambassador of India to France from August 2017 to February 2020.

 

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