NEXT STOP PARIS
VINAY MOHAN Kwatra is headed to Paris as India’s Ambassador in France. An accomplished diplomat, Kwatra had come to the rescue of South Block, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi needed a diplomat with high proficiency in Hindi-to-english and English-to-hindi interpretation during bilateral meetings soon after taking charge. Soon, Kwatra was travelling with the Prime Minister to all destinations around the world. He was then moved as the Joint Secretary (Americas division), a key relationship Modi wanted to put on high gear. Thereafter, he was transferred to the Prime Minister’s Office as one of the joint secretaries. Now, he has got the important job of putting Delhi’s relationship with France on the front foot, after the election of President Emmanuel Macron.