Naveen Srivastava appointed as the new Ambassador of India to Nepal

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The Government of India has appointed Naveen Srivastava as India's ambassador to Nepal on 17 May 2022.

  • The Ministry of External Affairs announced the appointment a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a visit to Lumbini in Nepal.

  • Mr. Srivastava is a 1993 batch Indian Foreign Service officer, currently serving as additional secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs.

  • Vinay Mohan Kwatra, who became foreign secretary over two weeks ago, was serving as India's envoy to Nepal before Mr Srivastava's appointment.

  • Nepal shares a border of over 1,850 km with five Indian states - Sikkim, West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

  • The land-locked country relies heavily on India for the transportation of goods and services.

  • About Nepal -

  • It is officially called as Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal

  • President:  Bidhya Devi Bhandari

  • Prime Minister: Sher Bahadur Deuba

  • Currency: Nepali Rupee

  • Capital: Kathmandu

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