Sanjay Mitra

Defence Secretary, India

Sanjay Mitra was named Defence Secretary of India in May 27. This post is held by a senior Indian Administrative Service of the rank of Secretary to the Government of India and ranks 23rd on Indian orderofprecedence.

Mitra is from the West Bengal cadre of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and has held many government posts for both the Government of India and the Government of West Bengal.

The 59-year-old public servant served as Union Road Transport and Highways Secretary and the Chief Secretary of West Bengal before he was tapped as Defence Secretary.

Mitra holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees in physics, a postgraduate degree in economics, and a Master of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

 

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