New Delhi : Senior diplomat Taranjit Singh Sandhu has been appointed India's ambassador to the US. This data was given by the Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday. Sandhu, a 1988 batch Indian Foreign Service officer, is at the moment the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka.
He will substitute Harshvardhan Shringla in Washington. Shringla has been made the brand new Foreign Secretary of India. His appointment to this high-profile post comes at a time when the Indo-US strategic partnership is rising and tensions are rising within the Gulf area after the US assassination of Iran's high commander General Qasim Sulemani. <! –
Also, officers in India and the US are busy finalizing the dates of the attainable go to of US President Donald Trump to India.
Sandhu was the Deputy Chief of the Indian Embassy in Washington DC from July 2013 to January 2017 earlier than being High Commissioner in Colombo. He was Consul General in Frankfurt from September 2011 to July 2013 and Joint Secretary (United Nations) from March 2009 to August 2011 within the Ministry of External Affairs. In a profession spanning 30 years, Sandhu was posted in a everlasting mission in New York from July 2005 to February 2009. He labored within the former Soviet Union (Russia) and after the disintegration of the united states, he was despatched to open a brand new embassy in Ukraine.