Senior diplomat Ruchira Kamboj, on Tuesday, has been appointed as India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York.
Kamboj, the current envoy to Bhutan, will succeed T S Tirumurti as the Indian ambassador to the UN. A 1987-batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) office, Ruchira Kamboj, was the all-India women’s topper of the 1987 Civil Service batch and the topper of the Foreign Service batch in the same year. Kamboj’s diplomatic journey started in Paris, France, where she was posted as the Third Secretary in the Indian Embassy in France from 1989 to 1991. After that, she returned to Delhi, where she was appointed as an under-secretary in the Europe West Division of the Ministry of External Affairs from 1991 to 1996. From 1996 to 1999, she worked in Mauritius as First Secretary (Economic and Commercial) and Head of Chancery at the Indian High Commission in Port Louis. She later became India’s high commissioner to South Africa, from July 2017 to March 2019. From 2002 to 2005, Ms. Kamboj served as a counselor at India’s Permanent Mission to the UN in New York. On 17 May 2019, she was appointed as Indian envoy to Bhutan.
The Ministry of External Affairs said in a brief statement that Ms. Kamboj is expected to take up the task soon.