Washington sources reported that the indian embassy has said in a rare gesture, outgoing indian Ambassador to the US harsh vardhan Shringla called on President donald trump and thanked him for his "steadfast" support for strengthening the strategic bilateral ties before returning to india to take up his new assignment as Foreign Secretary. Furthermore it is probably the first time that a US President has met an outgoing indian Ambassador, which experts say is a reflection of the significance trump attaches to the India-US partnership.
The indian embassy in washington dc said in a tweet on sunday "Amb Harsh Shringla, who is proceeding to New delhi to take up his assignment as Foreign Secretary, called on trump at Oval office of the white house and thanked him for his steadfast support for strengthening the India-US strategic partnership". Apparently Mr Shringla, 57, is scheduled to take up the next assignment as India's Foreign Secretary on january 29. Mr Shringla, who arrived in the US on january 9, 2019, and presented his credentials to trump at the white house two days later, played a key role in bringing the India-US relationship back on track, especially in the second half of the year.
New York-based Al Mason, who is an expert on global real estate investment and education, said after attending the farewell that Mr Shringla hosted at his india house on friday "I give Harsh Shringla great credit for his tireless pursuit in taking the India-US relations to a new dimension by prudently navigating the highly partisan and complicated US political arena called the US Congress. That's what I would call a real champion Diplomat". Emily Haber, the German Ambassador to the US tweeted "He has been one of the most charismatic, persuasive and result-oriented diplomat representing india in the US. He has spent each hour of his tenure in pursuit of building the most solid bridge between india and the US," Mason said. Before taking Dubai-bound Emirates flight from dallas international airport on sunday morning".