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MEA: Ms Anand appointed as Research Officer

The NaMo administration on Wednesday appointed  Ms Dilasha Anand (IES:2015) to the post of Research Officer in the Economic Wing of Embassy of India, Washington DC in USA for a period of three years.

15 Jan 2020
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Taranjit Sandhu likely to be named as Indian ambassador to US

New Delhi: After Harsh Vardhan Shringla was appointed next foreign secretary and moved to New Delhi, his batch mate Taranjit Singh Sandhu is expected to be named as next Indian ambassador to Washington DC.


Sandhu, who is at the moment ambassador to Sri Lanka, will go to Washington DC. He is credited with putting India back in the reckoning as the island nation’s most important partner, elbowing out the aggressive Chinese.

Washington DC has been abuzz with speculation about the next ambassador from the time Shringla was named the foreign secretary December end, after the conclusion of a highly successful second round of the 2+2 India-US ministerial dialogue, which was capped by a rare protocol-busting call-on meeting for Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar with President Donald Trump at the White House. 

15 Jan 2020
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MEA: Ms Anand appointed as Research Officer

By IndianMandarins 15 Jan 2020

The NaMo administration on Wednesday appointed  Ms Dilasha Anand (IES:2015) to the post of Research Officer in the Economic Wing of Embassy of India, Washington DC in USA for a period of three years.

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Taranjit Sandhu likely to be named as Indian ambassador to US

By IndianMandarins 15 Jan 2020

New Delhi: After Harsh Vardhan Shringla was appointed next foreign secretary and moved to New Delhi, his batch mate Taranjit Singh Sandhu is expected to be named as next Indian ambassador to Washington DC.


Sandhu, who is at the moment ambassador to Sri Lanka, will go to Washington DC. He is credited with putting India back in the reckoning as the island nation’s most important partner, elbowing out the aggressive Chinese.

Washington DC has been abuzz with speculation about the next ambassador from the time Shringla was named the foreign secretary December end, after the conclusion of a highly successful second round of the 2+2 India-US ministerial dialogue, which was capped by a rare protocol-busting call-on meeting for Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar with President Donald Trump at the White House. 

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Jawed Ashraf to take over as next Ambassador to France

By IndianMandarins 14 Jan 2020

The Centre has cleared appointment of Jawed Ashraf (IFS:1991) as the next Ambassador to France succeeding Vinay Kwatra (IFS;1988). Kwatra has been sent to Nepal as a replacement for superannuated Manjiv Puri.

Ashraf has been shifted from his currently responsibility of Ambassador to Singapore to France for further cementing strategic relations with the country. France is an important ally of India while Kwatra will have a tough job of handling Kathmandu, which has veered towards Beijing off-late with a Communist regime at the helm of affairs.

Kwatra will have to use his diplomatic acumen to handle Kathmandu, Jawed is expected to use his skills to take the relationship further with Paris.The government is soon expected to take a call on who goes to Washington as ambassador to replace Harsh Shringla, who takes over as India’s Foreign Secretary on January 29.

Front-runners for the coveted US post are T S Thirumurthy, Secretary, MEA and Indian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu. Indian Ambassador to Pakistan Ajay Besaria goes to Canada.

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MEA: Sahu concurrently accredited as IHC to Dominica

By IndianMandarins 06 Jan 2020

Arun Kumar Sahu (IFS:1996), presently High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, has been concurrently accredited as the next High Commissioner of India to the Commonwealth of Dominica, with residence in Port of Spain.

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Foreign Secretary: Shringla replaces Gokhle

By IndianMandarins 23 Dec 2019

The NaMo administration on Monday announced the appointment of Hardh V Shringla (IFS:1984) as successor to Vijay Keshav Gokhle (IFS:1982); the outgoing  Foreign Secretary completing his tenure on January 28, 2020. Presently, Shringla is Ambassador of India in Washington D C. 

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MEA: Swarup is Secretary West, Bhattacharya is Secretary CPV&OIA

By IndianMandarins 11 Dec 2019

The Namo administration on Wednesday appointed Vikas Swarup (IFS:1986) as Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)


Further, Sanjay Bhattacharyya (IFS:1987), Ambassador in Turkey, was appointed as Secretary (CPV & OIA) in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

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MEA: Nagma Mallick promoted to Grade II

By IndianMandarins 11 Dec 2019

Ms Nagma M Mallick has been promoted to Grade II in the Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

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MEA: Who will be Secretary West?

By IndianMandarins 28 Nov 2019

Many senior IFS officers are clueless about the appointment of Secretary (West); a key post under the Ministry of External Affairs. The post fell vacant after senior diplomat Anumula Gitesh Sarma (IFS:1986) was on Oct 07, 2019 appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to Australia. After Sarma took over the charge in Australia the post fell vacant. It may be mentioned that Gitesh Sarma was in September 2018 appointed as Secretary (West) after Ruchi Ghanashyam moved as High Commissioner, IHC London.

Surprisingly, MEA website is not updated leaving its visitors clueless about the status of the post of Secretary (West). Though it displays the names of secretaries in MEA; Vijay Gokhale (Foreign Secretary), R Madhu Sudan (DS, FSO), Ms. Vijay Thakur Singh (Secretary, East),  T S Tirumurti (Secretary, Economic Relations) but no further information/status about Secretary (West).

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