Saurabh Kumar Named India's New Envoy to Iran

Saurabh Kumar, an IFS officer of 1989 batch, was appointed as the next Indian Ambassador to Iran.

Published: 25th May 2015 11:37 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th May 2015 11:37 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Saurabh Kumar, an IFS officer of 1989 batch, was today appointed as the next Indian Ambassador to Iran.

The officer is currently posted as a Joint Secretary in the National Security Council Secretariat.

He is expected to take up his assignment soon.

Notwithstanding US objections, India had earlier this month signed a crucial agreement with Iran for the development of the strategically important Chabahar port which will give India sea-land access route to Afghanistan bypassing Pakistan.

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