Tuesday 28 February 2017

Gopal Baglay appointed as new spokesperson of MEA

Gopal Baglay appointed as new spokesperson( प्रवक्ता)  of MEA

Gopal Baglay, a senior diplomat(राजनयिक) was appointed as the new spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on 27 February 2017.  He will be succeeding Vikas Swarup, who was appointed as India’s new High Commissioner to Canada. Commenting on his appointment Baglay stated that he was delighted (प्रसन्न) to take over his new role and hoped to have full support and cooperation in continuing the high traditions set by his predecessors(पूर्ववर्तियों). Aside from holding the position of the spokesperson of MEA, Baglay would also be serving as the Joint Secretary of External publicity. Khursheed A Ganai appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner of Jammu and Kashmir

About Gopal Baglay

• He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1992.

• He has previously held several key positions including that of Director, Joint Secretary, Director PAI and Indian Deputy High Commissioner to Pakistan.

• He served as the Deputy High Commissioner to Islamabad from 2011 to 2014.

• He also served as the Joint Secretary (states) from October 2014 to December 2015 and was given the responsibility of creating a separate department in the ministry to facilitate(की सुविधा)  international outreach (आगे निकल जाना) of the Indian states. Since 2015, he was handling the sensitive division of Pakistan-Afghanistan-Iran in the MEA. The division will now be led by Deepak Mittal. 

diplomat  राजनयिक Definitions of diplomat
an official representing a country abroad.
Government leaders, senior officials and diplomats attended the ceremony.
synonyms: ambassador, attaché, consul, chargé d'affaires, envoy, nuncio, emissary, plenipotentiary, legate

delighted  प्रसन्न Definitions of delighted
feeling or showing great pleasure.
a delighted smile
synonyms: pleased, glad, happy, thrilled, overjoyed, ecstatic, elated, on cloud nine, walking on air, in seventh heaven, jumping for joy, enchanted, charmed, amused, diverted, gleeful, over the moon, tickled pink, as pleased as punch, on top of the world, blissed out, on a high

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