India’s new Foreign Secretary Binoy Mohan Katra

Binoy Mohan Katra, India’s ambassador to Nepal, has been appointed India’s next foreign secretary. He will be replaced by current Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Sringla, who will retire on April 30.

The Office of the Secretary to the Indian Cabinet and Establishment Officer Recruitment Committee on Monday issued an order appointing a new Foreign Secretary.

Prior to joining Nepal, he served as India’s Ambassador to France from 2016 to 2020. After Narendra Modi took over as the Prime Minister of India in 2015, Binoy Mohan Katra served as the Joint Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office for two years.

Binoy Mohan Katra joined the Indian Foreign Cadre in 1986 as an officer. He has served in various capacities in Indian missions in Washington, Beijing, Geneva, Pretoria and Tashkent. He has also served as the Director of the SAARC Secretariat in Kathmandu.

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