New Delhi, March 5 (Hindustan Times/newsin.asia): Anurag Srivastava who had served in the political wing of the Indian High Commission in Colombo, will replace Raveesh Kumar as the spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), sources said.
Srivastava is currently serving as India’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and African Union. Before taking up his assignment as ambassador to Ethiopia, he headed the Finance Division of MEA which is tasked to administer the ministry’s annual budget of about US $2 billion. Srivastava earlier served at the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations in Geneva.
With degrees in engineering and business management, Srivastava worked in the corporate sector before joining the Indian Foreign Service. He also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomatic Studies from the University of Oxford, UK.
Raveesh Kumar, meanwhile, is likely to get an ambassadorial posting in Europe. He was appointed the MEA spokesperson in August, 2017.