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
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