TS Tirumurti chaired as India’s Permanent Representative to UN


The seasoned diplomat TS Tirumurti, currently serving as Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs Ministry, was chaired as India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations.


A 1985-batch Indian Foreign Service officer, Tirumurti will succeed Syed Akbaruddin, a prominent face in Indian diplomacy who is credited with successfully presenting the country’s position at the global body on a range of key issues for the last several years. Akbaruddin will step down from his chair shortly.


“Tirumurti has been appointed as the next Ambassador/Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations at New York,” the MEA said in a statement.


At present, he is holding the key position of Secretary, Economic Relations, at the MEA headquarters in Delhi.