Seasoned diplomat Harsh Vardhan Shringla was appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the United States.
Shringla, a 1984-batch Indian Foreign Service diplomat will succeed Navtej Sarna.
"He is expected to take up the assignment shortly," the Ministry of External Affairs said. At present, Shringla is serving as Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh.
Senior diplomat Riva Ganguly Das, presently Director General of Indian Council for Cultural Relations, has been appointed as new High Commissioner to Bangladesh.
Before his assignment in Bangladesh, he served as Ambassador of India to Thailand.