Swarup, who shot to fame with his debut novel ‘Q& A’, is expected to take charge in April after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's return from his official visit to France, Germany and Canada.

The 1986 batch Indian Foreign Service officer is presently joint secretary, UN political division.

Akbaruddin, a 1985 batch IFS officer, will work as Chief Coordinator for the India Africa Forum Summit which is being seen as one of India's most significant diplomatic events at home this year.


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