Vikram Doraiswami appointed new Indian envoy to UK
Vikram Doraiswami, presently Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the UK, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) announced.
"Shri Vikram K. Doraiswami (IFS: 1992), presently High Commissioner of India to the People's Republic of Bangladesh, has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom," the MEA said in a statement.
Doraiswami is expected to take up the assignment shortly, the statement added. Doraiswami joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1992.
After completing his in-service training in New Delhi from 1992-1993, Doraiswami was appointed Third Secretary in the Indian Embassy in Hong Kong in May 1994. He completed a Diploma in the Chinese Language at New Asia Yale-in-Asia Language School, Chinese University of Hong Kong.
In September 1996, he was appointed to the Indian Embassy in Beijing, where he served for about four years.
In April 2019, he was tasked with setting up a new department in the Ministry of External Affairs for the Indo-Pacific region. After promotion in December 2019, he was designated Additional Secretary for International Organizations and Summits. He assumed charge as Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh on October 05, 2020.
Vikram Doraiswami is interested in reading, sports, fitness, travelling and Jazz music. He is fluent in Chinese, French and Korean.