Hardeep Singh Puri Appointed as Chairman of RIS
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.