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Saran to get extension as Foreign Secy

india Updated: Aug 18, 2006 20:34 IST

Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran, who played a key role in negotiating the Indo-US nuclear deal, is expected to get a one-year extension beyond September, when he is due to retire.

The process has been initiated by the government to give extension to the 1970-batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer, official sources said in New Delhi on Friday.

Saran, who was appointed as Foreign Secretary in June, 2004, was to retire next month-end on superannuation.

He has been the key interlocutor in the negotiations on the Indo-US civil nuclear deal, which is yet to be concluded.