New Indian HC Vikram due Oct 5

Vikram Kumar Doraiswami, the newly appointed Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, is expected to arrive in Dhaka on 5 October.

He will hand over his credentials to President Abdul Hamid on October 8. 

On August 13, Vikram Doraiswami was appointed by the Indian government as the new Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh.

Doraiswami has replaced Riva Ganguly Das.

Hailing from Tamil Nadu in India, Vikram had his Masters degree in history from Delhi University.

His father served the Indian Air Force during the 1971 Liberation War. Vikram Doraiswami 's father was part of the battle. Vikram Doraiswami worked as a journalist for a few days before joining the IFS.

In 1992, Doraiswami joined the Indian Foreign Service and now serves as the Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs.

He previously worked in the Republic of Korea as the Indian ambassador. He was posted in Uzbekistan as well.

He can converse in Chinese and Urdu, and knows a little bit of French as well. He is fluent in Bangla and his wife is Bangali.

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