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Newly-appointed Indian envoy likely to present credentials to Trump on Jan 11

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

India's newly-appointed to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla, who arrived here Wednesday, is likely to present his credentials to the US on January 11, officials said.

Such a quick credentials ceremony for a foreign is rare in the American capital, given that in the past envoys of other countries, including those from India, have waited for weeks to formally present their diplomatic credentials to the US

Diplomatic credentials is a letter that formally appoints a as the to another country. The letter is addressed from one to another. It is presented by the to the receiving in a formal ceremony. The ceremony further marks the beginning of the official period of ambassadorship.

It is a common practice for to initially present temporary credentials to the once they arrive in host countries before eventually presenting it to the

replaced Navtej Singh Sarna, who retired on December 31. He was earlier posted in as the Indian High to

A 1984-batch officer, hails from Darjeeling. He has previously served in various Indian diplomatic missions including Paris, Hanoi, Durban, and at the to the UN in

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 23:50 IST