Kathmandu, March 1, 2017:Â Indian Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae completed his three-and-a-half-year tenure in Kathmandu on Tuesday and is leaving for New Delhi on Wednesday.
But the Indian government has failed to send Raeâ€™s successor probably for the first time in Nepal. The Indian government does not have the practice of keeping its Kathmandu mission vacant for long.
Sources said appointment of a new Indian envoy will take another couple of weeks. Until the new Indian envoy arrives, Deputy Chief of Mission Vinaya Kumar will head the embassy.
Rae on Tuesday paid a farewell call on Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and discussed a wide range of issues, according to a statement issued by the Prime Ministerâ€™s Office. The PM told Rae that he hoped bilateral ties between the two countries would strengthen further in the days to come.