New Delhi: Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra, who was due to retire at the end of this year, has been given an extension of a year and four months.
He will now superannuate from his post on 30 April, 2024.
Kwatra, a 1988-batch IFS officer, previously served as Indian ambassador to Nepal and has been a renowned career diplomat for nearly three decades.
He was appointed India’s 34th foreign secretary in April this year, succeeding Harsh Vardhan Shringla.
Kwatra was previously posted in China between 2003 and 2006 — first as Counsellor and thereafter as Deputy Chief of Mission in the Indian embassy.
From May 2010 till July 2013, he served in Washington D.C. He also worked in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) as joint secretary from October 2015 till August 2017, after which he served as ambassador to France until 2020.
Kwatra’s most recent international visit was to Myanmar, where he held discussions with the senior leadership last week.
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