Riva Ganguly likely new Indian HC to Bangladesh

12 Sep 2018, 18:06

Riva Ganguly likely new High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh. Photo: Collected

Dhaka: Riva Ganguly Das, currently in charge of Indian Ministry of External Affairs’ (MEA’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 scheduled to retire at the year-end.

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.