UNB: Newly appointed Indian High Commissioner-designate to Bangladesh Pranay Kumar Verma has arrived in Dhaka. Verma, who most recently served as ambassador of India to Vietnam, arrived last night (September 21, 2022), an official said. He will formally take up the assignment shortly after submitting his credentials to President Abdul Hamid. Pranay Verma joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1994 and has held diplomatic assignments in Hong Kong, San Francisco, Beijing, Kathmandu and Washington.
He has served as the joint secretary of the East Asia Division at the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi since June 2017.
Earlier, he also served as the joint secretary for external relations at the Department of Atomic Energy looking after India’s nuclear diplomacy.
Pranay Verma has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. Before joining the Indian Foreign Service, he started his professional career at India’s steel manufacturing company, Tata Steel.
He also holds a Master’s degree in the Chinese language from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, California, US.