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12:00 AM, August 15, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 15, 2020

Doraiswami new Indian envoy to Bangladesh

Senior diplomat Vikram Kumar Doraiswami will be the next Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, succeeding Riva Ganguly Das.

Doraiswami, currently an additional secretary at India's External Affairs Ministry, is expected to take up his new assignment soon, an official announcement said on Thursday night.

He earlier served as India's Ambassador to South Korea and also joint secretary of the Americas division in the External Affairs Ministry from 2012-2014.

Outgoing Ambassador Riva Ganguly Das, who has been posted in Dhaka for a little over a year, is returning to New Delhi to be the secretary (East) in the External Affairs Ministry.

Doraiswami comes to Dhaka at a time when India and Bangladesh have lined-up a series of high-profile bilateral projects in the field of connectivity and infrastructure in the coming months, particularly during the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Despite recent rough edges in bilateral ties due to the Citizenship Amendment Act passed by Indian parliament in December last year, Bangladesh is considered one of India's closest allies in South Asia.

 

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