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Subadh Kumar Nayak

New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Monday appointed Odisha-born Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer Arun Kumar Sahu as the next High Commissioner of India to the mountainous Caribbean island of Dominica.

"Arun Kumar Sahu has been concurrently accredited as the next High Commissioner of India to the Commonwealth of Dominica, with residence in Port of Spain," said MEA in a statement.

Currently, the 1996-batch IFS officer is serving as the High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Prior to that, he was posted as Deputy High Commissioner in the High Commission of India, Ottawa, and Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs and Deputy Director General, Indian Council for Cultural Relations. Besides, he was appointed in Indian Embassies in Tehran, Beijing and London.

The diplomat, who is an alumnus of Ravenshaw University in Cuttack and Chandra Sekhar Behera Zilla School in Sambalpur, also holds a Master’s Degree in War in Modern World from King’s College London and a Master’s degree in Linguistics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

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