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Posted at: Dec 16, 2015, 1:24 AM; last updated: Dec 16, 2015, 1:01 AM (IST)

Akhilesh Mishra is next High Commissioner to Maldives

Akhilesh Mishra is next High Commissioner to Maldives
Akhilesh Mishra

New Delhi, December 15

Senior diplomat Akhilesh Mishra, currently Consul General of India in Toronto, has been appointed the country’s next High Commissioner to Maldives, the External Affairs Ministry announced today.

An officer of the 1989 IFS batch, Mishra will succeed Rajeev Shahare, who has been appointed as the Indian Ambassador to Denmark.

Before taking up posting at Toronto, Mishra served as Joint Secretary in the Northern Division of MEA dealing with India’s relations with Nepal and Bhutan, and Joint Secretary in charge of Multilateral Economic Relations Division.

His previous assignments include Deputy Chief of Mission in Kabul and Deputy Consul General in San Francisco.

Mishra’s appointment comes at a time when the two countries are trying to move forward after a spell of strain in bilateral ties.

The island nation has also witnessed political crisis in recent past leading to an emergency being imposed by Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen for nearly a week following an explosion on the speedboat which he was travelling in. PTI

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Akhilesh Mishra is currently Consul General of India in Toronto

An officer of the 1989 IFS batch, Mishra will succeed Rajeev Shahare, who has been appointed as the Indian Ambassador to Denmark

Earlier, Mishra served as Joint Secretary in the Northern Division of MEA dealing with India’s relations with Nepal and Bhutan and Joint Secretary in charge of Multilateral Economic Relations Division

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