Appointment of Vinay Kumar as India's new Ambassador to Russia

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Vinay Kumar, a 1992 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) member, has been appointed as the new Indian Ambassador to Russia.

An Overview of the News

  • Vinay Kumar currently serving as India's Ambassador to Myanmar, Kumar is set to assume his new role in Moscow soon, as confirmed by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

  • Russia holds an important position as a long-term partner of India, their diplomatic relations are an integral part of India's foreign policy.

  • Kumar will take over from Pawan Kapoor, who has been appointed as the new Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs as India's representative in Moscow.

About Vinay Kumar

  • Kumar, a graduate of IIT-Kharagpur, entered the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) in 1992.

  • He held the post of India's Ambassador to Afghanistan from 2018 to 2020.

  • Kumar's previous roles include serving as Joint Secretary (South) in the Ministry of External Affairs.

  • He also served in the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations in New York.

About Russia:

Capital - Moscow

Currency - Russian Ruble

Continent - Europe, Asia

Official language - Russian

Prime Minister - Mikhail Mishustin

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