Ranjan Mathai

  • Ranjan Mathai takes over as new Indian envoy to UK 10-12-2013 07:19 AM

    London: Ranjan Mathai, former Foreign Secretary of India, has taken over as the country's next High Commissioner to the UK. Mathai took the office yesterday. He succeeds Jaimini Bhagwati, who retired recently. Born on May 24, 1952, Mathai joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1974, after completing Post Graduate studies...
  • Ranjan Mathai is new High Commissioner to UK 01-10-2013 05:17 PM

    New Delhi: Former Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai has been appointed as country's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. "He is expected to take up his assignment shortly," External Affairs Ministry said Tuesday while announcing the appointment. A 1974-batch IFS officer, Mathai, who retired as Foreign Secretary on July 31 this...
  • Sujatha Singh takes charge as Foreign Secretary 01-08-2013 03:55 PM

    New Delhi: Sujatha Singh, an IFS officer of the 1976 batch, on Thursday took charge as the new Foreign Secretary. Singh, 59, who was earlier ambassador to Germany, succeeded Ranjan Mathai and will have a fixed tenure of two years. She is the 29th Foreign Secretary and the third woman...
  • PMO clears Sujata Singh's name for the post of Foreign Secretary 02-07-2013 09:47 AM

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office on Tuesday cleared Sujata Singh's name for the Foreign Secretary's post. Sujata Singh, currently Indian ambassador to Germany, is the senior-most officer in the Indian Foreign Service and will succeed Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai who retires on July 31. Sujata Singh, a 1976 batch...
  • Sujatha Singh set to be next foreign secretary 28-06-2013 01:15 AM

    New Delhi: A decision on India's top diplomat is imminent and the choice is likely to be Sujatha Singh, currently Indian ambassador to Germany. She is the senior-most officer in the Indian Foreign Service and will, in all likelihood, succeed Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai who retires on July 31. External...
  • Sujata Singh to be the new Foreign Secretary 26-06-2013 01:11 PM

    New Delhi: Sujata Singh, a 1976 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer, will be the new Foreign Secretary. Sujata is currently India's ambassador to Germany. Ranjan Mathai, a 1974 batch IFS officer, is set to retire on July 31, 2014 as India's top foreign diplomat. ...
  • Pakistan ups rhetoric over diplomat's accident in Delhi 04-06-2013 08:40 PM

    New Delhi: Pakistan has upped the rhetoric over Monday night's road accident in Delhi involving its diplomat. The Pakistan Foreign Ministry has said diplomat Zirgham Raza was "harassed" and that he and his driver were physically abused. Gopal Baglay, Indian Deputy High Commissioner, who was summoned in Islamabad, was told...
  • Bhutan: Foreign Secy to discuss India-assisted projects 15-05-2013 06:05 PM

    Thimpu: Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai arrived here on Wednesday to hold consultations with senior Bhutanese officials during which status of India-assisted projects and other key bilateral issues will be discussed. Mathai is scheduled to meet the Chief Adviser of the Interim Government Lyonpo Sonam Tobgay and call on the King...
  • Will continue to buy oil from Iran: India 11-04-2013 10:17 PM

    Berlin: Notwithstanding severe economic sanctions slapped by the US and UN against Iran, India will continue to buy oil from "vital supplier" Iran, Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai said on Thursday. "We will continue to buy oil from Iran," Mathai said adding that the recent decline in oil import from Iran...
  • Watching situation in Korean peninsula 'very carefully': India 08-04-2013 05:40 PM

    New Delhi: As tensions mount in the Korean peninsula, India on Monday said it was watching the situation 'very carefully'. Noting that Joint Secretary in foreign ministry's East Asia division, Gautam Bambawale, was just back from a visit to North Korea, Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai said,"We will conduct a review...
  • NIA to file FIR against Italian Marines in special court 05-04-2013 10:14 AM

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will present an First Information Report (FIR) against the marines to a special court in New Delhi's Patiala house on Friday. The marines are accused of killing two Indian fishermen off the coast of Kerala in 2012. Days after the Ministry of Home...
  • Fishermen killings: Italy's decision to not send back marines sparks off diplomatic row 12-03-2013 08:02 PM

    Earlier at a meeting with a group of MPs from Kerala, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called the move "unacceptable". ...
  • President's meeting with Zia called off due to security concerns: Ranjan Mathai 04-03-2013 10:09 AM

    Bangladesh's key Opposition leader Khaleda Zia cancelled a plan meeting with President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday. ...
  • Relations with Russia key priority: India 26-11-2012 02:23 AM

    New Delhi: Barely a month before Russian President Valdimir Putin's visit, India has sought to dispel doubts about any stress in bilateral ties, saying Russia remained a key priority for India's foreign policy and sought greater economic ties with Moscow. Speaking at the sixth India-Russia dialogue earlier this week, Foreign...
  • India, US to iron out N-liability irritants 11-12-2011 04:43 AM

    New Delhi/Washington: With the landmark India-US nuclear deal languishing even three years after it was signed, US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns will hold talks with senior Indian officials on Monday in yet another diplomatic bid to iron out differences over the civil nuclear liability regime. Burns, who holds...
  • Centre bows to Mamata, Teesta deal uncertain 05-09-2011 08:38 PM

    Kolkata: The Prime Minister's Bangladesh visit seems to have run into troubled waters with West Bengal Chief Minster Mamta Banerjee backing out of it. She is said to be upset with final draft of the Teesta Water Sharing Agreement. After she decided to walk out of the visit, Foreign Secretary...
  • Ranjan Mathai takes charge as foreign secretary 01-08-2011 10:12 AM

    New Delhi: Ranjan Mathai, India's former ambassador to France, on Monday took over as India's foreign secretary. "The foreign secretary is as much an institution as an individual. So I will continue this effort," said Mathai, who succeeds Nirupama Rao, India's next ambassador to the US. On the India-Pakistan front,...
  • Ranjan Mathai will be India's next Foreign Secy 27-06-2011 03:27 PM

    New Delhi: Ranjan Mathai, India's ambassador to France, will be the next Foreign Secretary, succeeding Nirupama Rao. Mathai, a 1974-batch IFS officer, will assume charge from August one and will be there for a term of two years, official spokesperson Vishnu Prakash said. After completing post graduate studies in Political...