Chokila Iyer is an Indian diplomat and civil servant who served as India’s first female foreign secretary from March 2001 to June 2002. She is an Indian Foreign Service officer of the 1964 batch and served as the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Ireland.
Who was the second woman to become the foreign secretary of India?
Foreign Secretary of India
Rao became India’s second woman Foreign Secretary, succeeding Shivshankar Menon, on 1 August 2009.
Who was the first woman to hold a union foreign minister?
Sushma Swaraj is the First Woman to hold a Union Foreign Minister’s post.
Who is the first Indian foreign service officer?
Chonira Belliappa Muthamma was born on 24 January 1924 in Virajpet in Coorg. Her father, who was a forest officer, died when she was nine years old.
Who is current Foreign Secretary of India?
Foreign Secretary (India)
|Foreign Secretary of India|
|Flag of India|
|Incumbent Harsh Vardhan Shringla, IFS since 29 January 2020|
|Ministry of External Affairs|
|Reports to||Parliament of India Council of Ministers of India Prime Minister of India External Affairs Minister of India|
Who was the first female to become the governor of an Indian state?
Sarojini Naidu was the first woman to become the governor of an Indian state. She governed Uttar Pradesh from 15 August 1947 to 2 March 1949. Her daughter, Padmaja Naidu, is the longest-serving female governor with almost 11 years tenure in West Bengal.
Who is the first prime minister of India?
Jawaharlal Nehru, was 58 when he started the long innings of 17 years as free India’s first Prime Minister.
What’s the name of the foreign secretary?
The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP
Elizabeth Truss was appointed Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs on 15 September 2021.
Who is youngest Indian Ambassador?
He was the former official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in the Government of India. He was the youngest ever official spokesperson.
|Raveesh Kumar IFS|
|Born||January 26, 1971 Bhagalpur, Bihar, India|
Who is more powerful IAS or IFS?
Ans. IFS officers are powerful in their own right, though they do not have the broad administrative powers that an IAS or IPS officer would have inside the country. Notwithstanding this, they shape India’s foreign policy and can wield a lot of influence on other departments related to their work.
How many ifs are in India?
Indian Foreign Service
|Preceding Service||Indian Civil Service|
|Cadre Size||IFS (A): 996 (March 2021) Total strength (including IFS (B)): 4297 (March 2021)|
|Foreign Secretary||Harsh Vardhan Shringla, IFS|
|Minister of the Service|