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New Indian Ambassador presents credentials to His Majesty

May 18, 2019

The new Ambassador of India to Bhutan, Ruchira Kamboj presented credentials to His Majesty The King at Tashichhoedzong yesterday. She was appointed as the 18th Indian Ambassador to Bhutan in February this year.

She is also the first woman Indian Ambassador to Bhutan.

The new Ambassador, who succeeds Jaideep Sarkar as India’s ambassador to Bhutan, was formerly the High Commissioner of India to South Africa. She has worked closely with the government of Bhutan and facilitated state visits of His Majesty The King during her tenure as India’s Chief of Protocol from 2011 to 2014. She joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1987.

Upon arriving in Bhutan, Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj tweeted that she was immensely happy to be back in Bhutan, referring to the relations between Bhutan and India as ‘Indeed special.’

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