New Delhi [India], Mar. 10 : Manjeev Singh Puri has been appointed the new Indian envoy to Nepal. Puri, presently the Ambassador of India to Belgium, is expected to take up his assignment shortly. Puri will succeed Ranjit Rae, whose term came to an end last month. Ambassador Puri is a member of the Indian Foreign Service since 1982. Prior to Brussels, he was the Ambassador and the Deputy Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations in New York, having served there from 2009 to 2013.
He was a senior member of India's Security Council team during 2011-2012, when India served on the Security Council.