New Indian high commissioner Pranay Verma reaches Dhaka

On Wednesday night, Pranay Verma, the recently appointed Indian high commissioner to Bangladesh, arrived in Dhaka.

On Thursday night, a senior member of the foreign ministry verified the information to Prothom Alo.

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Vikram K. Doraiswami, who departed Dhaka for the United Kingdom (UK) last Sunday to join as the Indian high commissioner there, would be replaced by Pranay Verma, a former Vietnamese ambassador.

President Md Abdul Hamid will receive the new high commissioner’s credentials soon. He will thereafter begin serving in his official capacity as high commissioner.

On July 29, the Indian Foreign Ministry released a press statement announcing Pranay Verma’s appointment as Bangladesh’s next high commissioner.

In 1994, he started working for India’s foreign ministry. He served as a diplomat in various positions in Kathmandu, Beijing, San Francisco, Hong Kong, and Washington.

Prior to working in the foreign ministry, Pranay Verma completed a degree in mechanical engineering and spent time at Tata Steel.

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