New Indian high commissioner Pranay Verma reaches Dhaka

Pranay Bharma

The newly appointed Indian high commissioner to Bangladesh Pranay Verma reached Dhaka on Wednesday night.

A senior official of the foreign ministry confirmed the matter to Prothom Alo on Thursday evening.

Pranay Verma, former ambassador of Vietnam, will replace Vikram K Doraiswami, who left Dhaka for the United Kingdom (UK) last Sunday to join as Indian high commissioner there.   

The new high commissioner will present his credentials to president Md Abdul Hamid soon. Then, he will start working formally as the high commissioner.

Earlier on 29 July, the Indian foreign ministry issued a press release over the appointment of Pranay Verma to Bangladesh as new high commissioner.

He joined the Indian foreign ministry in 1994. He worked in different capacities as a diplomat in Washington, Beijing, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Kathmandu.

Pranay Verma graduated in mechanical engineering, and worked for Tata steel before joining at the foreign ministry.