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Ruchira Kamboj was appointed Permanent Representative to the UN.

Ruchira Kamboj has been appointed as the next Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations in New York. The Ministry of External Affairs said on Tuesday. She will succeed T S Tirumurti and is expected to take up the assignment shortly. Kamboj, who joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1987, was the All India women’s topper of the 1987 Civil Services batch. And the topper of the 1987 Foreign Service batch. She began her diplomatic journey in Paris, France. She was posted as the Third Secretary in the Indian Embassy to France from 1989-91 and learnt French there. During her career, she has been a Permanent Representative of India to UNESCO in Paris. Indian High Commissioner in South Africa, and Chief of Protocol in New Delhi. 

Ruchira Kamboj is currently an Indian ambassador to Bhutan. She has been appointed as the next Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations in New York, During her career, she has been Permanent Representative of India to UNESCO in Paris. Indian High Commissioner in South Africa, and Chief of Protocol in New Delhi. 

Ruchira Kamboj was posted as a Counsellor at India’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York from 2002-2005.  

Kamboj has past experience at the UN in New York as well. She was posted as a Counsellor at India’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York from 2002-2005. She dealt with a wide range of political issues; including UN Peacekeeping, UN Security Council Reform, the Middle East crisis, etc. Upon release of Secretary-General Kofi Anan’s Blue Ribbon Panel Report in December 2014. She was part of the G-4 team that worked on the reform and expansion of the United Nations Security Council, which is yet a work in progress. In this period, she also doubled as the Mission’s Head of Chancery. She dealt successfully with four Prime Ministerial visits coinciding with the opening of the annual session of the United Nations General Assembly. From 2011-2014, she was India’s Chief of Protocol. The first and only woman diplomat so far in the Indian government to have held this position. 

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