Indian Foreign Service from 1995 batch, Arindam Bagchi has assumed charge as the new spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs. Bagchi is replacing Anurag Srivastava, an officer of the 1999 batch of Indian Foreign Service.

Prior to this, Bagchi was serving as the joint secretary (north) at the Ministry of External Affairs headquarters. He was an IFS officer from the 1995 batch. In past, he has served as Indian ambassador to Croatia from November 2018 to June 2020. He was also Indian deputy high commissioner to Sri Lanka.

Arindam Bagchi takes charge as a MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi takes charge as a MEA spokesperson