New Indian envoy to Nepal arrives

Srivastava, a 1994 batch of Indian Foreign Service has served previously as ambassador of India in Cambodia from 2015-17. He has also served in Washington, Beijing, Shanghai and Hongkong in various capacities.


NFA (KATHANDU, 25 Jun 2022) – India’s new Ambassador Naveen Srivastava has arrived in Kathmandu to take up his assignment.

The Indian embassy posted a picture on Twitter welcoming the new envoy.

India appointed Srivastava as its new ambassador to Nepal on 17 May. He succeeds Vinay Kumar Kwatra, who completed his Nepal assignment in April after he was appointed Indian foreign secretary on 1 May.

Srivastava was heading the East Asia Division that deals with China, Japan, Korea and Mongolia before his appointment as ambassador to Nepal.

He also headed the Indian delegation in several rounds of diplomatic talks with China on the eastern Ladakh border row.

Srivastava, a 1994 batch of Indian Foreign Service has served previously as ambassador of India in Cambodia from 2015-17. He has also served in Washington, Beijing, Shanghai and Hongkong in various capacities.