Vikram Doraiswami likely next Indian envoy to Bangladesh

Gautam Lahiri

12th July, 2020 10:41:11 printer

Vikram Doraiswami likely next Indian envoy to Bangladesh

Vikram Doraiswami, additional Secretary in charge of International Organisations and Summits at the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is likely to be the next high commissioner of India to Bangladesh.

As reported earlier in Daily Sun, current Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das, the 1986 batch IFS officer, will move to New Delhi as Secretary East at the external affairs ministry when the incumbent Vijai Thakur Singh retires in September.

Doraiswami is conversant with Bangladesh affairs as he headed the Bangladesh and Myanmar Division of External affairs ministry recently before he was promoted to in charge of International organisations and summit at the foreign ministry in the rank of Additional secretary.

Mr Doraiswami, a 1992 batch IFS officer, was private secretary to PM Monmohon Sing and later served as ambassador to South Africa. Though hails from south India, he is quite conversant with Bengali language. His wife is a Bangali.

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