Senior diplomat Gopal Baglay was today appointed Spokesperson in the External Affairs Ministry succeeding Vikas Swarup, who was made India's new High Commissioner to Canada. A 1992-batch officer of Indian Foreign Service, Baglay was handling the sensitive PAI (Pakistan-Afghanistan-Iran) division in the ministry till now. Deepak Mittal is the new in-charge of the PAI division. "Delighted to take over as Official Spokesperson. Hope to have your cooperation in continuing the high traditions set by my predecessors," Baglay tweeted.
Apart from Spokesperson, his designation would also be Joint Secretary External Publicity (XP). PTI