Harsh Vardhan Shringla

Question: Who has been appointed as new High commissioner Of India to Bangladesh?

(a) Harsh Vardhan Shringla
(b) Pankaj Saran
(c) Vijay Keshav Gokhale
(d) Rajeet Mitter

Ans (a)

Related facts:

  • On 18 November 2015 Harsh Vardhan Shringla has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of lndia to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
  • He will succeed Pankaj Saran, who was appointed as High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh in February 2012.
  • A 1984 batch IFS officer, Mr. Harsh Vardhan Shringla is expected to take up the assignment shortly, External Affairs Ministry announced.
  • He is currently Ambassador of lndia to Thailand.
  • He has held a variety of positions in the MEA (Ministry Of External Affairs) here and in Indian Missions in Paris, Hanoi and Tel Aviv.
  • He has also served in the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations in New York and as Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
  • Prior to taking up his post in Thailand, Shringla had served in the MEA as Joint Secretary (Director General) responsible for Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Maldives.

Reference:

http://www.mea.gov.in/press-releases.htm?dtl/26040/Harsh+Vardhan+Shringla+appointed+as+the+next+High+Commissioner+of+lndia+to+the+Peoples+Republic+of+Bangladesh

http://www.hcidhaka.gov.in/pages.php?id=1856

http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2015-11-18/news/68382267_1_new-indian-envoy-harsh-vardhan-shringla-nasheed

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