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Special envoy



In the wake of the latest developments in Nepal, the Indian government is preparing to appoint a special envoy in order to establish direct contact with King Gyanendra. A source at the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu said the incumbent Indian Ambassador Shiva Shankar Mukherjee would continue but India is keen on appointing someone else as special envoy considering the new developments in the country. The source added that the security committee of the Indian cabinet had recently held a meeting under the chairmanship of the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss the appointment of the special envoy. No name has been fixed yet. To coordinate with the international community on Nepal, Britain appointed Sir Jeffery James as special envoy to Nepal. The Hindustan Times has also mentioned the special envoy proposal and says three possible candidates, MK Rasgotra, KV Rajan and Deb Mukherjee, were discussed during the meeting of the Indian cabinet's security committee. All three were former Indian ambassadors to Nepal. The Nepali Foreign Ministry however is unaware of any such move. A ministry official said India had not informed the ministry officially yet.



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