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    Vikas Swarup Takes Over as External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson

    Posted on: 2015-04-21 Posted by: CLAT Gurukul Category: Archive Blog

    Vikas Swarup   Syed Akbaruddin has officially bid adieu to his post of MEA Spokesperson. Novelist Vikas Swarup is all set to take over this high-profile job and he certainly has large shoes to fill after Akbaruddin. Senior diplomat Vikas Swarup, whose debut novel was made into the Oscar-winning movie "Slumdog Millionaire", assumed charge as Spokesperson in the External Affairs Ministry on Saturday. A 1986 batch IFS officer, Swarup had accompanied Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Akbaruddin on the three-nation tour to France, Germany and Canada. Swarup is the author of internationally acclaimed novel "Q&A" which was made into "Slumdog Millionaire", which won eight Academy Awards in 2009, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. Before assuming charge, Swarup was holding the charge of Joint Secretary (United Nations- Political) in the MEA.  

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