Vikram Doraiswami next Indian envoy to Dhaka

India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has officially named Vikram Kumar Doraiswami as the next High Commissioner to Bangladesh.

Currently, Doraiswami is an Additional Secretary in-charge of international organisations and summits at the headquarters of the External Affairs Ministry in New Delhi. He is expected to take up the assignment in Dhaka soon.

Prior to his current assignment, Doraiswami had earlier served as the Indian ambassador to the Republic of Korea and later was also posted in Uzbekistan.

He joined the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) — the top administrative services of the Indian government in 1992. Before joining government service, he used to work as a journalist, Hindustan Times reports. Vikram Kumar Doraiswami has a Masters degree in History from the Delhi University and can converse in Chinese and Urdu and also knows a smattering of French.

Doraiswami will replace Riva Ganguly Das, the 1986 batch IFS officer. Riva Ganguly arrived here on March 1 last year to take up her   assignment.