Arindam Bagchi Appointed India’s Permanent Representative to UN

New Delhi: Arindam Bagchi, the spokesperson of External Affairs Ministry was appointed as India’s permanent representative to the United Nations (UN) and other international organisations in Geneva.

Bagchi is a 1995-batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) official. He is serving as spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in March 2020. Bagchi served as ambassador to Croatia and deputy high commissioner to Sri Lanka.

In Geneva, Bagchi would succeed Indra Mani Pandey.

“Arindam Bagchi (IFS:1995), presently Additional Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs, has been appointed as the next Ambassador/Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Geneva,” the MEA said in a statement.

He also had a stint in the Prime Minister’s Office as a director as well as at India’s permanent mission at the UN in New York.

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