New Delhi: Diplomat Vikas Swarup has been appointed as Foreign Secretary. The Cabinet Appointments Committee has announced that Vikas will take charge on August 1.
Vikas, a 1986 batch officer of the Indian Foreign Service is the Indian High Commissioner to Canada. Senior IFS officer San Jeev Arora will replace Vikas at the Embassy in Ottawa, Canada.
Vijay Keshava Gokhale is the current Foreign Secretary.