Shiv Shankar Menon to take over as India's new Foreign Secretary
Friday, September 1, 2006
India's present High Commissioner to Pakistan, Shiv Shankar Menon will, with effect from 1st October, take over the post of Foreign Secretary, succeeding Shyam Saran. Saran has been designated the Special Envoy for negotiating the Indo-US nuclear deal. Menon, 57, is a 1972 batch Indian Foreign Service officer who has served in countries such as China, Israel, Austria, Japan and Sri Lanka and was an advisor in the Department of Atomic Energy during the course of his diplomatic career. He succeeded Vijay Nambiar as High Commissioner to Pakistan in 2003, and will now hold the post of Foreign Secretary for a term of three years.
- ANI. "Shiv Shankar Menon appointed new Foreign Secretary" — , September 1, 2006
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