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. ...
  • US courts India, says sensitive weapons tech deals no taboo 24-07-2012 04:31 PM

    "India deserves the best of military equipment and the US wants to be a quality supplier of equipment and technology to India," said Dr Ashton Carter, the visiting US deputy defense secretary, after consultations with National Security Adviser SS Menon and foreign secretary Ranjan Mathai. The US Defense Department, he...
  • MEA to induct 500 officers to meet acute shortage 13-07-2012 03:32 PM

    New Delhi: With India's international engagements expanding at a rapid pace, the Ministry of External Affairs is facing an "acute shortage" of personnel and is planning to induct 500 officers in the next few years to meet its requirements. "We have been hearing repeatedly about how small the ministry is...
  • Jundal, 26/11 dominate Krishna-Khar meeting 08-07-2012 05:07 PM

    Tokyo: External Affairs Minister SM Krishna met his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar on Sunday during which he strongly raised the issue of anti-India activities being carried out from the Pakistani soil, maintaining that New Delhi has given additional concrete evidence of the same. Krishna, who met Khar on the...
  • SM Krishna to visit Pakistan in September 06-07-2012 02:54 AM

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Thursday said he hopes to visit Islamabad in the first week of September for official talks and the dates will be decided by the foreign secretaries of the two countries. "We are looking for dates in the first week of September," Krishna...
  • News 360: Pak rules out state role in 26/11, offers joint probe 05-07-2012 10:11 PM

    The Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary level talks ended on Thursday with Pakistan stating that it was not involved in any terror act in India. ...
  • India raises Jundal, Pak says it needs evidence 05-07-2012 06:40 PM

    New Delhi: Arrested Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) operative and 26/11 handler Abu Jundal was in focus during the India-Pakistan talks that concluded on Thursday. The neighbouring nation asked for evidence that Jundal was a Pakistan-backed terrorist. It also denied that state actors were involved in the Mumbai attacks. Clearly, India's pressure on...
  • Full text: India, Pakistan joint statement 05-07-2012 12:42 PM

    New Delhi: The Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary level talks ended on Thursday morning with Pakistan proposing a joint investigation into the 26/11 Mumbai carnage and categorically stating that Pakistan has not been involved in any terror act in India. Addressing a press conference after the talks, Pakistan Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas...
  • 26/11: Pak rules out state role, offers joint probe 05-07-2012 11:48 AM

    New Delhi: The Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary level talks ended on Thursday morning with Pakistan proposing a joint investigation into the 26/11 Mumbai carnage and categorically stating that Pakistan has not been involved in any terror act in India. Addressing a press conference after the talks, Pakistan Foreign Secretary Jalil Jilani...
  • 26/11, Jundal's role to dominate Indo-Pak talks 04-07-2012 11:14 AM

    New Delhi: Terrorism and 26/11 Mumbai attacks will dominate the two-day Foreign Secretary level talks between India and Pakistan, which started at New Delhi's Hyderabad House on Wednesday. Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai will forcefully raise the role of Pakistani state agencies in helping terror group Lashkar-e-Toiba carry out the...
  • 'Pak will support India in its ant-terror fight' 03-07-2012 12:22 PM

    New Delhi: Pakistan Foreign Secretary Jalil Jilani on Tuesday said that Islamabad will support India in its fight against terrorism. The official, who reached Wagah border at 12 noon on Tuesday, said, "Pakistan will support India in its fight against terrorism." When asked whether there was any likelihood of Indian...