Meera Shankar appointed as next Ambassador to US

March 13th, 2009 - 8:03 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi , Mar 13 (ANI): Meera Shankar, currently Ambassador of India to Germany , has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the United States of America .

She will succeed Ronen Sen, whose extended term ends on March 31.

She is expected to take up her assignment shortly.

Key representatives of US, Indian business and industry, and the Indian-American community have hailed Shankars appointment.

Shankar, an Indian Foreign Service officer of the 1973 batch was posted in Washington from 1991 to 1995.

Shankar will be the first serving diplomat to be posted in Washington in more than two decades after K. Shankar Bajpai. After Vijayalaxmi Pandit, who served as envoy between 1949 and 1951, she will be Indias second lady ambassador to the US. (ANI)

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