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UK: Ruchi Ghanashyam appointed India’s next High Commissioner

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New Delhi : Senior diplomat Ruchi Ghanashyam has been appointed as India’s next High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, the External Affairs Ministry said on Tuesday.

She succeeds Y K Sinha who had assumed the charge as the Indian High Commissioner in the UK in December, 2016.

Ghanashyam, a 1982-batch Indian Foreign Service officer, is currently Secretary at the headquarters here and is expected to take up the assignment shortly, the ministry said, reports PTI. Her appointment comes at a crucial time when the UK is in the process of coming out of the European Union.