IFS Officer of 1988 batch Mr. D. Bala Venkatesh Varma, currently Indian ambassador to Spain has been accredited as the next Ambassador of lndia to the Principality of Andorra, with residence in Madrid.
“He is expected to take up his assignment shortly,” said a press release of the External affairs Ministry. Mr. Varma earlier served in several capacities, including the assignments at the United Nations. He became Indian ambassador to Spain on January 19, 2017 officially.
Active in academic and business meetings around Madrid, Mr. Varma met with the Vice-president of CEOE and chairman of the International Relations Committee, Joaquim Gay de Montellà, on 7th March 2017 at the headquarters of the Business Confederation.
Among the areas he discussed include sectors of potential collaboration such as infrastructure, renewable energy, tourism, digital banking, Smart cities, railways, food processing, machinery, water management, information technologies or the pharmaceutical sector, among others, and to strengthen the overall trade and business relations between India and Spain.