Riva Ganguly Das may be new Indian New High Commissioner in Dhaka
12:00 AM, September 13, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:33 AM, September 13, 2018

Riva Ganguly Das tipped to be next Indian envoy

Senior Indian diplomat Riva Ganguly Das, currently serving as Director General of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), is expected to be the next High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh, diplomatic sources in Dhaka and New Delhi said.

She will replace incumbent Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla, who is going to be the next Indian Ambassador to the United States.

However, the changes will take place after four to five months time.

Diplomatic sources said the government of India has almost finalised the decision to bring the changes, but official announcements are yet to be issued, as the change in Dhaka will take place early next year.

Shringla, who joined as the High Commissioner of India (HCI) to Bangladesh in November 2015, is expected to leave Dhaka after the upcoming general election slated for the end of December.

Though tenures of some other key Indian High Commission officials in Bangladesh have almost been completed and their new postings have already been announced, but important officials will leave Dhaka early next year, sources said.

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