Anumula Gitesh Sarma, Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) here, has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to Australia.
A press release from MEA said Sarma, an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer of the 1986 batch, was expected to take up the assignment shortly.
Sarma, who has completed his B. A. (Hons.) and M. A. in Political Science from the University of Delhi, has served as Ambassador of India to Uzbekistan and High Commissioner of India in Fiji.
Earlier, he worked as Under Secretary (Europe East) and Director (Central Asia) and in the Indian missions in Russia, Ukraine, Hong Kong, Pakistan and the United Kingdom. He has been Ambassador of India to Uzbekistan and High Commissioner of India in Fiji.
Sarma also served as the Officer on Special Duty (IT Enabled Services) in the Information Technology Department of the state of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad, India. He was also Joint Secretary (External Relations) in the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India. He was Additional Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs until October 2018 when he was appointed as Secretary (West).
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