India appoints new envoy to Israel ahead of likely visit of Netanyahu

Amid reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was planning to visit India in September, New Delhi on Friday appointed Sanjeev Kumar Singla as India’s Ambassador to the Jewish nation.

An IFS officer of the 1997 batch, Singla was expected to take up his assignment shortly, the External Affairs Ministry said. He would replace Pavan Kapoor.

The appointment is significant since Singla would have to make preparations for Netanyahu’s likely visit just days before he faces elections. Read More

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