Vladimir Putin appoints Nikolay Kudashev as Russia's new ambassador to India

New Delhi: Russian president Vladimir Putin on Friday appointed career diplomat Nikolay Kudashev as Russia's new ambassador to India, the country's embassy in New Delhi said.

 Vladimir Putin appoints Nikolay Kudashev as Russias new ambassador to India

File image of Vladimir Putin. AP

Kudashev, a specialist in South East Asia, is currently the Deputy Director General Secretariat of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia.

"President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin by the executive order appointed Nikolay Kudashev as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of India," the Russian Embassy in New Delhi said in a statement.

The appoint of Kudashev comes nearly seven months after the death of Russia's previous ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin.

Kadakin, a fluent Hindi-speaking career diplomat considered a great friend of India, passed away on 26 January at a hospital in New Delhi after a brief illness. He was 67.

Kudashev was the Russian Ambassador to Micronesia and the Marshall Islands in 2014-2015.

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Updated Date: Aug 19, 2017 08:49:12 IST