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Ruchira Kamboj took over as India’s permanent representative to the UN & becomes first Indian woman to hold the position.

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Ruchira Kamboj appointed India’s permanent representative to the United Nations in New York in June and succeeded Ambassador TS Tirumurti. Kamboj becomes first Indian woman to hold the position and in the honor said, “We all can make it” as she takes charge.

Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj says, she looks forward to ‘PRODUCTIVE TENURE’ that weaves New Delhi’s national priorities into the multilateral framework during the country’s remaining Security Council tenure and beyond.

Kamboj mentioned her credentials to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday. Kamboj 58, a 1987 batch Indian Foreign Service officer, she represented India to Bhutan as an Indian ambassador and in June appointed India’s permanent representative to United Nations in New York and succeeded Ambassador TS Tirumurti.

As India is halfway through the second year of its two year term as non-permanent member if the 15 nation UN Security Council, Kamboj assumes the charge. India’s tenure will end in December as the country will also preside the powerful UN organ for a month as president.

Kamboj said, “I am deeply honoured to assume office as the permanent representative of India to the United Nations, the more so, in this significant year when we are nearing to 75th anniversary of India’s Independence.

She added, “I look forward to a productive tenure weaving our national priorities into the multilateral framework over the course of the rest of our tenure in the Security Council and beyond.”

After her warm exchange with Guterres, she tweeted about her credentials presentations to the UN.

“A privilege to be the first Indian woman to be given the honour to hold this position. To the girls out there, we all can make it!”

Her journey is filled with many achievements and accolades as she had been a topper of 1987 civil service batch and had a great journey as a diplomat to Paris and France.

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