Vinay Mohan Kwatra Named New Foreign Secretary
NEW DELHI (ANI) – India has appointed senior Indian Foreign Service officer Vinay Mohan Kwatra as the new foreign secretary.
Kwatra has served as Minister (Commerce) at the Embassy of India in Washington D.C. from May 2010 to Jul. 2013. Between Jul 2013 and Oct 2015, Kwatra headed the Policy Planning and Research Division of the Ministry of External Affairs and later served as the head of the Americas Division in the Foreign Ministry where he dealt with India’s relations with the United States and Canada.
A 1988-batch IFS officer, he is currently serving as Ambassador in Kathmandu. He will replace Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla.
Born in 1965, he has previously served at the Ministry of External Affairs, and Prime Minister’s Office as Joint Secretary.