The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Wednesday that senior diplomat Anupam Ray has been appointed as India’s next Permanent Representative to the United Nations Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. Ray, a 1994-batch Indian Foreign Service officer, is currently serving as Joint Secretary at the Headquarters of the Ministry of External Affairs in Delhi.
The Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement, “Anupam Ray (IFS: 1994), presently Joint Secretary in the Ministry, has been appointed as the next Ambassador/PR (Permanent Representative) of India to the United Nations Conference on Disarmament, Geneva. ” It said that he is expected to take charge soon.
Ray will replace Pankaj Sharma. Sharma, a 1991 batch Indian Foreign Service officer, has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Mexico.