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Ruchi Ghanashyam to Succeed Sinha at India House

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Career diplomat Ruchi Ghanashyam succeeds YK Sinha as the Indian High Commissioner in the UK….reports Asian Lite News

 by . “Ruchi Ghanashyam has been appointed as India’s next High Commissioner to the United Kingdom,” the External Affairs Ministry said.

She succeeds YK Sinha who had assumed the charge as the Indian High Commissioner in the UK in December, 2016.

Ms Ghanashyam, a 1982-batch Indian Foreign Service officer, is currently Secretary at the headquarters in Delhi and is expected to take up the assignment shortly, the ministry said

Ruchi Ghanashyam holds a Master of Arts degree in Psychology from the Bhopal University. She is married to Ajjampur Rangaiah Ghanashyam, who also belonged to the Indian Foreign Service. They have two sons.

Ms Ghanashyam joined the Indian Foreign Service in August 1982. She has served in Indian missions in Brussels, Belgium, Kathmandu, Damascus, Islamabad, Pretoria, and Accra. She has served at the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi as Director (Pakistan) from August 2000 to March 2004. Prior to this, she was the Counsellor (Political, Press & Information) at the Indian High Commission in Pakistan. As an Undersecretary at the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi, she handled the Audio-Visual Publicity for the Ministry.

Lord Bilimoria and Professor Mason with His Excellency Mr Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha, High Commissioner of India (second left) and Indian Consul General Dr Aman Puri (right) at the launch of the University of Birmingham India Institute. (File)