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Mrs. Reenat Sandhu, Secretary (West)

Mrs. Reenat SandhuMrs. Reenat Sandhu assumed charge as Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs on 1 July, 2021.

Mrs. Sandhu began her career in the Indian Foreign Service in 1989. She was Ambassador of India to Italy and San Marino from 2017-2020. Prior to that she served as Minister (Commerce)/ Deputy Chief of Mission at the Indian Embassy in Washington DC from 2014-2017 and was Deputy Permanent Representative of India to the WTO in Geneva during 2011-14. She has also served in various capacities in Indian Missions in Moscow, Kyiv, Colombo and New York.

At Headquarters, prior to taking over charge as Secretary (West), Mrs Sandhu was holding the post of Additional Secretary (Indo-Pacific, South, Oceania) in MEA. During her previous stints in MEA, she has handled Investment & Trade Promotion, Projects, East Europe and Sri Lanka desks.

Mrs. Sandhu is a Post-graduate in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics. She is married to Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu and has two children.