Former Chinese envoy Vikram Misri has been appointed as the Deputy National Security Advisor.

Vikram Misri, India’s new ambassador to China, was sworn in on Tuesday and met with top Chinese officials to discuss Sino-India relations.

Misri handed Hong Lei, Deputy Director-General of Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing, a copy of his credentials.

According to the Indian Embassy here, he met Wu Jianghao, Director General of Asian Affairs at the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and they discussed bilateral relations between India and China.

Misri 54, an India Foreign Service (IFS) officer from the 1989 batch, took over for Gautam Bambawale, who retired in November last year.
Misri has taken over as India’s envoy at a time when the two countries are attempting to improve their collaboration in a variety of sectors, after the 2017 Doklam stalemate, which was the most significant military confrontation in decades.

Misri served as India’s envoy to Myanmar prior to his appointment as India’s ambassador to China. He has worked in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) headquarters and the Prime Minister’s Office in various roles. He has also served in different Indian missions in Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America.
He was born in Srinagar on November 7, 1964. He attended the Scindia School in Gwalior and graduated from the Hindu College, University of Delhi, with a Bachelor’s degree in History. Misri holds an MBA from Jamshedpur’s XLRI.
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