India appoints Gautam Bambawale as new ambassador to China

Remigio Civitarese
Ottobre 13, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi government on Thursday appointed 1984 batch IFS diplomat Gautam Bambawale as the new ambassador to China.

Bambawale, an Indian foreign service officer of the 1984 batch is now India's high commissioner to Pakistan.

Bambawale, who speaks fluent Mandarin, had earlier also dealt with China in his capacity as Joint Secretary in the ministry. He has been High Commissioner of India to Pakistan since 12 January 2016. In the past, Bambawale has worked in Germany and the US. He was then the first Consul General of India in Guangzhou. While joining as Indian ambassador to Pakistan he replaced TCA Raghavan. His appointment comes at a time when India and China are trying to put behind the Doklam standoff, and work on a "forward-looking" approach in their ties, as per PTI.

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