New en­voys ap­pointed for China & Pak

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - FRONT PAGE -

In­dia’s high com­mis­sioner to Pak­istan, Gau­tam Bam­bawale, has been ap­pointed as the new am­bas­sador to China while Ajay Bis­aria, In­dia’s am­bas­sador to Poland, will be the new en­voy to Pak­istan, top South Block sources told TOI on Satur­day night, re­ports Sachin Parashar. The China am­bass­dor’s post was left va­cant af­ter Vi­jay Gokhale was ap­pointed as sec­re­tary (eco­nomic re­la­tions) in the ex­ter­nal af­fairs min­istry. Gokhale played the lead role in de­fus­ing the Dok­lam cri­sis with Bei­jing and is now be­ing tipped as In­dia’s next for­eign sec­re­tary in case the govern­ment doesn’t give another ex­ten­sion to S Jais­hankar in Jan­uary.

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