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New Indian envoy Pranay Kumar arrives in Dhaka

UNB . Dhaka
22 Sep 2022 15:20:34 | Update: 22 Sep 2022 15:23:13
New Indian envoy Pranay Kumar arrives in Dhaka
Indian High Commissioner-designate to Bangladesh Pranay Kumar Verma — UNB Photo

Newly appointed Indian High Commissioner-designate to Bangladesh Pranay Kumar Verma has arrived in Dhaka.

Verma, who most recently served as Ambassador of India to Vietnam, arrived here on Wednesday night, an official told UNB.

He will formally take up the assignment shortly after submitting his credentials to President Abdul Hamid.

Pranay Verma joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1994 and has held diplomatic assignments in Hong Kong, San Francisco, Beijing, Kathmandu, and Washington DC.

He has served as the Joint Secretary of the East Asia Division at the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi since June 2017.

Earlier, he also served as the Joint Secretary for external relations at the Department of Atomic Energy looking after India’s nuclear diplomacy.

Pranay Verma has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. Before joining the Indian Foreign Service, he started his professional career at India’s steel manufacturing company, Tata Steel.

He also holds a Master’s degree in the Chinese language from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, California, US.