V. V. Paranjpe

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V. V. Paranjpe
to  China
In office
Preceded by Ratan Kumar Nehru
Succeeded by Gopalapuram Parthasarathy (1912–1995)
to  Ethiopia
In office
1974 – 1976
Preceded by O. V. Alagesan
Kailas Chandra Sen Gupta
Succeeded by es:Prem Kumar Budhwar
to  South Korea
In office
February 6, 1978 – August 23, 1983
Preceded by Aga S. Muzaffar
Succeeded by Arundhati Ghose
Personal details
Born Vasant V. Paranjpe
Died April 8, 2010
Nationality Indian
Occupation Diplomat

Vasant Vasudeo Paranjpe was an Indian diplomat and an expert on China. In 1947, he came to China to study the Chinese language at Beijing University. He later worked as an ambassador in China, until 1957. He served as the interpreter when Nehru visited China and talked with Mao Zedong in 1954. From 1974 to 1976 he was ambassador to Addis Ababa.[2] In 1977 he was made India's ambassador to South Korea. Presented credentiales on February 6, 1978 in Seoul.[3]

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  1. ^ Tribute to a true Ambassador
  2. ^ Mr. Vasant Vasudeo Paranjpe, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs, was appointed Ambassador to Ethiopia in succession to Mr. Kailas Chandra Sen Gupta.
  3. ^ Rangarajan S. (20 September 2009). "High speed drama". The Hindu. Retrieved 4 June 2015. [1]

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