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Harsh Vardhan Shringla appointed new Foreign Secretary



Harsh Vardhan Shringla appointed new Foreign Secretary



Narendra Modi government approved the appointment of Indian ambassador to the United States Harsh Vardhan Shringla as the next foreign secretary.

He replaced Vijay Gokhale. He is the 33rd foreign secretary of the country.

Harsh Vardhan Shringla would take over next month after the completion of Vijay Gokhale's two-year term on January 28, 2020.

A 1984-batch Indian Foreign Service officer, he served as an ambassador to Bangkok from 2014 to 2016 and later as a High Commissioner to Dhaka for two years.

He has also served at UNESCO in France, UN in New York besides Vietnam, Israel and South Africa.