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Shri A. Gitesh Sarma, Secretary (West)

Mrs. Ruchi GhanashyamBorn on 25th March 1961. Completed his B.A. (Hons) and M.A. in Political Science from Delhi University.

Joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1986. Worked in Ministry of External Affairs as Under Secretary (Europe East) and Director (Central Asia).

Mr. Sarma’s overseas assignments include Indian Missions in Russia, Ukraine, Hong Kong, Pakistan and United Kingdom. He has been Ambassador of India to Uzbekistan and High Commissioner of India in Fiji.

Additionally, 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. Mr. Sarma was Additional Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs until October 2018.