Gau­tam Bam­bawale In­dia’s next am­bas­sador to China

Hindustan Times (Patiala) - - Ht Nation -

NEW DELHI: Diplo­mat Gau­tam Bam­bawale, In­dia’s high com­mis­sioner to Pak­istan, was on Thurs­day ap­pointed as the coun­try’s next en­voy to China. This was an­nounced on Thurs­day by the ex­ter­nal af­fairs min­istry. A 1984 In­dia For­eign Ser­vice (IFS) of­fi­cer, Bam­bawale is ex­pected to take up the as­sign­ment shortly, the min­istry said. He will re­place Vi­jay Gokhale. A deft hand in Sino-In­dia re­la­tions, Bam­bawale opted to learn Man­darin Chi­nese as his for­eign lan­guage and served in Hong Kong and Bei­jing between 1985 and 1991.

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