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06:28 PM, January 13, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 06:41 PM, January 13, 2016

New Indian envoy due tomorrow

Indian High Commissioner-designate Harsh Vardhan Shringla will arrive in Dhaka tomorrow to take up his diplomatic assignment in Bangladesh.

Shringla, who served as Indian ambassador in Thailand for less than a year, has been appointed as the next Indian high commissioner to Bangladesh on November 18 last year.

The new Indian envoy, who will come directly from Bangkok by a Thai flight at 12:30pm tomorrow, will present his credentials to the president of Bangladesh soon, diplomatic sources said.

Shringla succeeds Pankaj Saran, who served in Bangladesh for four years and has been appointed India’s ambassador to Russia.

A member of the Indian Foreign Service of 1984 batch, he was in the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in Delhi between 2011 and 2013 and is considered a key official who made significant contribution to the strengthening of India-Bangladesh bilateral ties, particularly with regard to trade and the implementation of the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA).

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