New Indian envoy dismisses report questioning his diplomatic experience

Former Indian navy head says navy jobs prepared him for diplomacy.

Embassy Photo: Carl Meyer
Admiral (Ret’d) Nirmal Verma is the first Indian high commissioner in Canada boasting an Indian military background since 1980.
Carl Meyer
Published: Thursday, 02/21/2013 1:44 pm EST

India’s new envoy to Canada says a British press report from last year alleging he wasn’t qualified for the new job doesn’t take into account his decision-making and diplomatic experience as the head of India’s navy.

If you are already a subscriber

Subscribe to Embassy

Subscribe to the print and electronic editions and get instant access to Embassy online.

Sign up for a free trial

For access to the website.

This Week's Issue
policy briefings