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Foreign Secretary Kwatra gets extension ahead of G-20 Summit

By IndianMandarins- 28 Nov 2022


New Delhi (28.11.2022): The Govt of India on Monday granted a 16-month extension, in service, to the incumbent Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra (IFS:1988) beyond his date of superannuation on December 31 this year. He assumed office as foreign secretary on May 1, 2022, succeeding Harsh Vardhan Shringla to the post. Earlier, Kwatra was serving as India's envoy to Nepal. Kwatra is known to have extensive expertise in dealing with India's neighbourhood as well as the US, China, and Europe.
Kwatra’s extended term will come to an end on April 30, 2024. 
It may be underlined that the term and functioning of the G-20 Secretariat will conclude on 29.02.2024.  
The extension of his tenure comes at a time when India is assuming the presidency of the G-20. India is set to host the G-20 Summit next year.

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