• 59 year old Mrs. Singh took charge as new foreign secretary  of India on Thursday. She was 1976 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer will have a fixed tenure of two years. 
  • She succeeds Ranjan Mathai who retired yesterday. She was earlier ambassador to Germany. 
  • Sujatha Singh is the third woman to head the Forreign services after Chokila Iyer and Nirupama Rao.
 
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