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February 04, 2020 10:20
Diplomat Taranjit Singh Sandhu to take Charge as the Indian Ambassador to the US

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Diplomat Taranjit Singh Sandhu has arrived in Washington on Monday taking charge as the Indian Ambassador to the United States.

Sandhu has received a warm welcome by the Deputy Ambassador, Amit Kumar and other senior officials at the Indian Embassy.

He replaces Harsh Vardhan Shringla as the Indian envoy to the United States. Harsh Vardhan Shringla who was the former Indian Ambassador to the United States has now been promoted as the Foreign Secretary.

Mr Tanranjit Singh Sandhu is soon expected to present his credentials to the President of the United States Donald Trump at the White House.

Mr Sandhu has earlier served in the Indian Mission where in , he was the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of India in Washington DC from July 2013 to January 2017.

He has also been the First Secretary (Political) at the Embassy of India, Washington DC and has been responsible for liaison with the US Congress from 1997 to 2000.

He was also at the Permanent Mission of India to United Nations, New York, from July 2005 to February 2009.

Mr Taranjit Singh Sandhu was born on 23rd of January in the year 1963 in a family of educationist. He has studied at The Lawrence School and had graduated from St. Stephen’s College in Delhi pursuing History Honours. He has also pursued a Master’s Degree in International Relations at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.

He has been married to an Ambassador of India to Italy, Reenat Sandhu.

Mr Sandhu who was a 1988 batch officer of the Indian Foreign Service has been the Indian envoy to Sri Lanka prior to being appointed as the Indian Ambassador to the United States.

He had started his career from being a former Soviet Union (Russia) where he had worked as the Third Secretary (Political)/Second Secretary (Commercial) in the Indian Mission for two years from 1990 to 1992.

By Shrithika Kushangi

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