Indian Foreign Service: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Seasoned Envoys appointed to India’s Kabul and Dhaka missions

On July 12, 2020, PM Modi appointed two seasoned envoys to Bangladesh and Afghanistan Bangladesh Vikram Doraiswami, a 1992 batch IFS (Indian Foreign Service) officer has been appointed as India’s High Commissioner to Bangladesh. The officer had earlier handled ties with Myanmar and Bangladesh as additional secretary. He had handled SAARC related issues in the ..

Indra Mani Pandey is India’s new Permanent Representative to UN

On July 1, 2020, diplomat Indra Mani Pandey was appointed as India’s next permanent representative to the United Nations. Highlights Indra Mani Pandey is a 1990 Indian Foreign Officer and is currently serving as an additional secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. He has so far served in Indian missions in Cairo, Islamabad, Kabul, ..

Gopal Baglay appointed as India’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka

Veteran Indian diplomat Gopal Baglay was recently appointed as the India’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka. Gopal Baglay, who is currently serving at the Prime Minister’s Office, is expected to assume charge in a short time. He has succeeded Taranjit Singh Sandhu, who has recently been appointed as the Indian Ambassador to the United States. ..

Ajay Bisaria becomes Indian High Commissioner to Canada

Veteran diplomat Ajay Bisaria was recently appointed as the next Indian High Commissioner to the North American country, Canada. Ajay Bisaria, who is to assume office shortly, is a 1987-batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer. Prior to this assignment, Bisaria was serving as India’s High Commissioner to Pakistan. After the special status of Jammu and ..

Birender Singh Yadav appointed as new Indian Ambassador to Iraq

Birender Singh Yadav, a 1997-batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer, has been appointed as the new Ambassador of India to the Republic of Iraq. While, Muktesh Kumar Pardeshi has been appointed as India’s new High Commissioner to Samoa.