Friday 26 October 2018 2:18 AM UTC
NEW DELHI Oct 26: Senior diplomat Ruchi Ghanashyam has been appointed as India’s next High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, the External Affairs Ministry said on Tuesday.
She succeeds YK Sinha who had assumed the charge as the Indian High Commissioner in the UK in December, 2016.
Ms Ghanashyam, a 1982-batch Indian Foreign Service officer, is currently Secretary at the headquarters in Delhi and is expected to take up the assignment shortly, the ministry said.
Her appointment comes at a crucial time when the UK is in the process of coming out of the European Union.
Sinha will retire at the end of the month, with his successor Ruchi Ghanashyam set to take charge in early November.
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