Indian Foreign Service

Central civil service of the Government of India.

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Indian Foreign Service: Central civil service of the Government of India.
The Indian Foreign Service (IFS) is the diplomatic service and a central civil service of the Government of India under the Ministry of External Affairs. The Foreign Secretary is the head of the service. Vinay Mohan Kwatra is the 34th and the current Foreign Secretary.


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Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri recalls his time with former prime ministers, shares throwback photos

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