The new Ambassador of India to the Republic of Niger is Mr. Prem K. Nair. The Ministry of External Affairs confirmed the appointment vide a press release. A notice was issued concerning the same on May 26, 2020. Prem K. Nair is currently the Consul General of India to Hambantota. He will join his office shortly. Mr. Rajesh Agarwal was the Indian Ambassador to the Republic of Niger prior to him. He was an Indian Politician and a member of the Bhartiya Janta Party.
An Ambassador is an accredited diplomat sent by the government of a country. He remains the permanent representative in a foreign country. As an official envoy and a high ranking diplomat; his main function involves maintaining good relations with the governments of his own and other countries. Moreover, the Ambassador stands entitled to diplomatic immunity and personal safety; while living in another country. Furthermore, Foreign Diplomacy aims to work towards peace among nations. Ambassadors play a major role in preventing evil activities. International Terrorism, Smuggling of Drugs, human trafficking, international bribery stand among such examples.
To explain, the Congress of Vienna in 1815 formalised the system of Diplomacy under International Law. Moreover, The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961 governs the rights, powers, and responsibilities of the diplomat.