KATHMANDU, March 1 (Nepal Foreign Affairs) – India has named Manjeev Singh Puri as its new ambassador to Nepal.
Ambassador Ranjit Rae has returned Delhi after completing his tenure on 1 March 2017, who also retired from Indian Foreign Service.
Puri is currently Indian ambassador to Belgium, European Union and Luxemburg. According to sources, Indian government on Wednesday sent his name to Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) seeking agreemo.
Puri has previously served as Deputy Permanent Representative to United Nations in Newyork. An officer of Indian Foreign Service 1982 batch, Manjeev Singh is considered as a talented career diplomat.
Ambassador Puri was actively involved with issues of sustainable development and environment and was a lead negotiator in India’s delegation for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June 2012.
Manjeev Singh Puri (born 1959) has a Masters degree in Management and had worked for Hindustan Unilever before joining the Government of India. He did his BA (Honours) in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, with top honours. He is married to Mrs. Namrita Puri and they have two children.
India, this time, has lately named its new ambassador to Nepal against its practices of nominating ambassador about three months before.
The joint secretaries of Indian Foregin Service – Priti Sharan, Akhilesh Mishra and Former Indian Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag were also in descant. Nepal mission is considered challenging and complicated for Indian ambassadors. Outgoing ambassador Ranjit Rae, sharing his experience in farewell meeting with political leaders, had said that his time was challenging, complicated and frustrating.