India’s Ambassador to US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu tenure extends for a year
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The tenure of India’s Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, has been extended for a year till January 31, 2024 by the government of India. Sandhu was to retire in January 2023.
Earlier, in 2020, Taranjit Singh Sandhu took charge as the new Indian Ambassador to the United States from his predecessor Harsh Vardhan Shringla, who is now G20 chief coordinator.
Sandhu was earlier India's High Commissioner to Sri Lanka.
Sandhu, an Indian Foreign Service officer of the 1988 batch, has served in Washington DC thrice as the deputy chief of mission between 2013 and 2017, and then as ambassador from early 2020.
He is considered a familiar face in Washington DC circles.
During the tenure of Taranjit Singh Sandhu, there has been a lot of intensity in Indo-US relations.
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