Just three days before the scheduled visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs Salman Khurshid, newly appointed Indian Ambassador to Bhutan V.P. Haran assumed his office from Friday.
Envoy Haran has replaced outgoing Ambassador Pavan K Varma, who had resigned in last November expressing his interest to join the Janata Dal-United, saying he wanted to contribute to “clean politics and good governance” in the country.
The new Envoy joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1980, and has served at Indian missions in Moscow, Kabul, Colombo and Brussels, and at the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi as Deputy Secretary, Director and Joint Secretary, according to the report.
He was also Deputy Chief of Mission in the Embassy of India in Kathmandu, and Ambassador of India to Syria.