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NEW DELHI, Feb 16 (Agencies): External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup, credited with expanding MEA’s social media outreach and handling sensitive issues deftly, was today appointed India’s High Commissioner to Canada.

A 1986-batch IFS officer, Swarup, whose debut novel Q & A was made into the Oscar-winning movie “Slumdog Millionaire”, had helmed the high-profile office since April 2015 when India’s external engagement witnessed a major traction.

Swarup is at present an Additional Secretary and the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said he is expected to take up his new assignment shortly. Gopal Baglay, who is Joint Secretary in the Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan division in MEA, will succeed Swarup.

In his diplomatic career, Swarup has been posted in various countries including Turkey, the United States, Ethiopia, Britain, South Africa and Japan.


News Updated at : Friday, February 17, 2017
 
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