Ranjan Mathai assumes charge as Foreign Secretary
New Delhi, Aug 1 (ANI): Ranjan Mathai, an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) Officer of the 1974 batch, today assumed charge as foreign secretary of India.
Mathai takes over from Nirupama Rao who retired yesterday.
Born on May 24, 1952, Mathai completed his post graduation in political science from the University of Poona before joining the Indian Foreign Service in 1974.
He had earlier served in the Indian embassies in Vienna, Colombo, Washington, Tehran and Brussels and worked as joint secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs between January 1995 to and February 1998.
He was the Indian Ambassador to Israel and Qatar, Deputy High Commissioner of India to the UK in London before becoming Ambassador of India to France. (ANI)
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