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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

[ALOCHONA] India appoints new envoy to Dhaka

India appoints new envoy to Dhaka
New Delhi, Oct 27 (—India is replacing its high commissioner to Bangladesh Pinak Ranjan Chakravarty.

The Indian government's ministry of external affairs announced on Tuesday that Chakravarty would be replaced by Rajeet Mitter currently India's ambassador to Philippines.

The move comes ahead of prime minister Sheikh Hasina's upcoming visit to New Delhi, expected to take place at the end of the year.
Chakravarty has been transferred to Bangkok as India's ambassador to Thailand. A ministry of external affairs spokesman said that both Mitter and Chakravarty would take up their new assignments shortly.

Chakravarty, who was appointed as Indian high commissioner to Bangladesh in January 2007, will succeed Vijaya Latha Reddy as India's ambassador to Thailand. Chakravarty's security in Dhaka had been enhanced recently after he reportedly received a threatening e-mail.

The main opposition BNP had demanded that the Indian Government should recall Chakravarty after he had reportedly made several "undiplomatic" remarks defending India's plan to construct the controversial Tipaimukh Dam.


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