Taranjit Singh Sandhu appointed ambassador to US

New Delhi, Jan 28, 2020-

The government on Tuesday appointed Taranjit Singh Sandhu, a career diplomat, as the Indian Ambassador to the US. Sandhu, a 1988-batch IFS officer, is presently the Indian High Commissioner in Colombo.

Sandhu will take over as the US Ambassador from Harsh Vardhan Shringla, who returned to New Delhi recently. Shringla will take over as the Foreign Secretary from Vijay Gokhale, who just retired from his service.

Previously, Sandhu served as the deputy chief in the Indian embassy in Washington DC. Sources said the government is sending Gopal Baglay, currently in PMO in New Delhi, to Colombo as a replacement of Sandhu.  (Agency)

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