Vikas Swarup appointed as Secretary of Overseas Indian Affairs

New Delhi: Senior diplomat Vikash Swarup has been appointed as Secretary, Overseas Indian Affairs, according to an order issued by the Personnel Ministry on Friday.

Swarup, a 1986-batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer is currently serving as High Commissioner in Canada. He will replace senior diplomat Sanjiv Arora.

“The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Vikash Swarup, IFS (1986), High Commissioner in Ottawa as Secretary (CPV &OIA) in the Ministry of External Affairs with effect from 01.08. 2019,” the Order said.

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