Hardeep Singh Puri Ap­pointed as Chair­man of RIS

India Strategic - - APPOINTMENTS -

NEW DELHI. Former In­dian Am­bas­sador to the United Na­tions in New York Hardeep Singh Puri has been ap­pointed as the Chair­man of the Re­search and In­for­ma­tion Sys­tem for De­vel­op­ing Coun­tries (RIS). A Min­istry of Ex­ter­nal Af­fairs (MEA) press state­ment here on March 21 said he is ex­pected to take up the as­sign­ment shortly. A 1974 batch In­dian For­eign Ser­vice of­fi­cer, Mr Puri was also In­dia's former en­voy to the UN in Geneva, Switzer­land. He served as the Per­ma­nent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive of In­dia to the United Na­tions from 2009 to 2013.

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