In key appointments in the External Affairs Ministry, seasoned diplomat Harsh Vardhan Shringla, who is currently India’s envoy to Bangladesh, was on Thursday appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the United States.

Shringla, a 1984-batch IFS officer, will succeed Navtej Sarna who is retiring. In the course of his long diplomatic career, Shringla has served the country in various capacities, including as the Indian Ambassador to Thailand.

Another senior diplomat Riva Ganguly Das, presently Director General of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), will replace Shringla in Dhaka as India’s next High Commissioner to Bangladesh.

Meanwhile, Tanmaya Lal was appointed as the High Commissioner to Mauritius and Mohinder Pratap Singh as the envoy to Mongolia. Ashok Kumar was named as the envoy to Djibouti and TC Barupal as the Ambassador to Guinea.