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Shashank new Foreign Secretary

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Posted: Nov 19, 2003 at 1538 hrs IST

Shashank, the seniormost secretary in the External Affairs Ministry, has been appointed Foreign Secretary. He will succeed Kanwal Sibal who superannuates on November 30.

The appointment of Shashank, a 1966 batch IFS officer now serving as Secretary (Europe, Africa and America) in MEA, was cleared by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.

During his long diplomatic career, Shashank has held postings in a host of countries including Pakistan, Denmark, South Korea, Libya, Egypt, Vietnam, Brazil and in India's Permanent Mission at the UN.

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