Singapore to get new Indian envoy, Vijay Thakur moves to Ireland

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| Singapore | 4 Aug 2016 | Asia Samachar |
Vijay Thakur Singh: The India High Commissioner to Singapore appointed as Ambassador to Ireland - PHOTO / IHC SINGAPORE
Vijay Thakur Singh: The India High Commissioner to Singapore appointed as Ambassador to Ireland – PHOTO / IHC SINGAPORE

Singapore will soon get a new High Commissioner from India as Vijay Thakur Singh leaves for Ireland as India’s next ambassador.

“She is expected to take up her assignment shortly,” according to a statement at the website of India’s Ministry of External Affairs.

The replacement for the 56-old diplomat has yet to be announced. The current Deputy High Commissioner is Paramita Tripathi.

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Coming from the Indian Foreign Service, VT has an MA in Economics and Bachelor of laws. She speaks Hindi, English, Spanish and French.

Prior to Singapore, she was the Joint Secretary in the National Security Council Secretariat (from September 2012 to June 2013).

Her earlier postings included as Joint Secretary to the President of India (August 2007 till August 2012), Deputy Chief of Mission in Embassy of India, Madrid (February 2006 to August 2007), Counsellor in the Embassy of India in Kabul (September 2003 to November 2005) and Counsellor in the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations in New York (June 2000 to July 2003).

 

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