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Shri T.S.Tirumurti, Secretary (ER)

Shri T.S.Tirumurti

Name:

T.S. Tirumurti

DoB :

7th March, 1962

Education qualifications:

B.Com; LL.B

Profile:

T.S. Tirumurti joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1985. His previous diplomatic assignments include postings in Cairo, Permanent Mission of India in Geneva, Representative of India in Gaza, Washington D.C, Deputy Chief of Mission in Jakarta and High Commissioner in Malaysia. He has also served as Under Secretary (Bhutan), Director (Foreign Secretary’s Office), Joint Secretary (Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Maldives) and Joint Secretary (United Nations Economic and Social) during his stints at the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi.

T.S. Tirumurti assumed his current assignment as the Secretary (Economic Relations) on 5thFebruary 2018.

Personal information:

T.S Tirumurti is married to Mrs.Gowri Tirumurti and they have two children: one daughter and one son.

Shri Vijay Gokhale, Foreign Secretary

Vijay Gokhale, Secy(ER)

Name:

Shri Vijay Gokhale

Education qualifications:

MA (History), Delhi University

Profile:

Shri Vijay Gokhale joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1981. His previous diplomatic assignments include postings in Hong Kong, Hanoi, Beijing and New York. He has also served as Deputy Secretary (Finance), Director (China & East Asia) and Joint Secretary (East Asia) during his stints at the Headquarters of the Ministry of External Affairs. He was High Commissioner of India to Malaysia from January 2010 to October 2013, Ambassador of India to the Federal Republic of Germany from October 2013 to January 2016, and Ambassador of India to the People’s Republic of China from January 2016 to October 2017. He served as Secretary (ER) from October 2017 to January 2018.

Shri Vijay Gokhale took over as Foreign Secretary on 29 January, 2018.

Personal information:

Shri Vijay Gokhale is married to Smt. Vandana Gokhale and they have one son.