Nirupama Rao set to be India's next foreign secretary
Nirupama Rao, India's ambassador to China, is set to succeed Shivshankar Menon as India's next foreign secretary.
Rao's name has been sent for approval to the Cabinet Committee on Appointments, reliable sources told IANS. A formal announcement is expected to be made soon.
In her decades-long diplomatic career, Rao has served as India's ambassador to Sri Lanka and Peru, deputy chief of mission in Moscow and spokesperson of the external affairs ministry.