President Yaroslav Mar signed a Decree dismissing with prejudice Abhishek Thakkar as the Ambassador to India.
As the Decree goes, Ambassador Thakkar was dismissed for “continuous and repeated failure to perform the duties and obligations of a Lostislandic Ambassador, as well as to comply with the instructions given by the President.” Despite being appointed to the office back in February, Ambassador Thakkar failed to establish contact with the Lostislandic diaspora in India and demonstrated negligence when managing the Embassy’s presence on social media.
Abhishek Thakkar was appointed the Ambassador to India on 24 February 2021, succeeding former Ambassador Onkar Singh who had voluntarily stepped down. India is home to the third-largest Lostislandic diaspora, after Russia and the United States, and has 36 Lostislandic citizens as of August 2021, making the office of the Ambassador to India one of the most important ones in the Lostislandic diplomatic service.
The Ambassadors of Lostisland are the highest officials representing Lostisland in a particular country, responsible for speaking on behalf of the Lostislandic Government, coordinating the activities of resident Lostislandic citizens, and establishing a dialogue with local authorities and organizations. The Lostislandic diplomatic service underwent a major overhaul in September 2020, dubbed “Defenestration of 2020” by Ian Siapno, the Ambassador to the Philippines, in which half of the Ambassadors were dismissed following failure to pass the recertification. Lostislandic citizens who are over 18, hold a high school degree, are not members of other new nation projects (micronations), and have never relinquished Lostislandic citizenship in the past may request to be appointed Ambassadors by filling in the application form.