Amar Sinha (IFS:1982) will replace Anil Wadhwa (IFS:1979) as Secretary (East), MEA HQ. Presently Sinha is serving as India’s Ambassador to Afghanistan. Amrendra Kathua (IFS:1981), the incumbent Ambassador of India in Argentina, is tipped to become Secretary (West) replacing Navtej Sarna (IFS:1980)
Immediately after Prime Minister Modi had assumed offices on May 26 last year, he had interacted with Sinha on the hotline to take stock of the situation in Afghanistan following a Taliban attack in Kabul. Sinha successfully oversaw the transition from the Karzai to Ghani government in Afghanistan.