Riva Ganguly likely to replace Shringla

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Riva Ganguly (R) is likely to replace Harsh Vardhan Shringla as India’s High Commissioner to Bangladesh.Riva Ganguly Das, currently in charge of India’s external affairs ministry’s cultural arm, the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), is likely to be the next High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh.

Current Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla is likely to become India’s next ambassador to the US, replacing Navtej Sarna, who is set to retire at the end of this year, reports UNB.

The Indian government is planning a rash of changes in its envoys to a number of key world capitals, reports Times of India mentioning Shringla and Riva’s new likely postings.

When approached, a diplomatic source in Dhaka said nothing is finalised. “It’ll take time.”

Shringla was appointed Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka in November 2015.

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