Anurag Srivastava takes over charge from Raveesh Kumar as MEA spokesperson


Senior diplomat Anurag Shrivastava is chaired as the spokesman of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), replacing Raveesh Kumar. Srivastava, a 1999 batch Indian Foreign Service officer.


Anurag in his tweet wrote, “Feeling honoured and proud to be the official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs of India. I look forward to working with everyone to fulfil my responsibilities in this new role.”


In the Ministry of External Affairs, he will be commanded by the Publicity Department of the Ministry.


Before his appointment as India’s ambassador to Ethiopia, Srivastava was overseeing the work of the Finance Department in the Ministry of External Affairs. He has served in the United Nations Permanent Mission in Geneva where he took over issues related to human rights, refugees and trade policy.


Anurag, a 1999 batch officer of the Foreign Service completed his his higher education from Delhi University. Anurag holds a degree in Engineering and Business Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Diplomatic Studies from Oxford University, United Kingdom. 


After completing his studies, he served the corporate sector. While preparing for the job, he prepared for the Public Service Commission. In 1999 he was selected for the Foreign Service.