Shyam Saran resigns as PM's climate envoy

Reportedly unhappy with appointment of new NSA

GN Bureau | February 19, 2010

Shyam Saran resigns as special envoy on climate change
Shyam Saran resigns as special envoy on climate change

Shyam Saran on Friday resigned as Special Envoy on Climate Change and wrote to Prime Minister. And it was accepted by the PM.

Saran retired as foreign secretary before joining the PMO as a special envoy. He worked under M K Narayanan, former national security advisor and now governor of West Bengal, and played a key role in formulating the nuke deal with the US.

He has been unhappy over the selection of Shivshankar Menon, as Narayanan's replacement.

There have been reports of diffrences between Saran and Menon--both former Indian Foreign Service officers. When Menon was appointed NSA, Saran had met the PM, apparently to express his reservations.



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