NEW DELHI: India has appointed Ajay Bisaria as new High Commissioner to Pakistan. Ajay Bisaria has served in Poland as Indian ambassador and he will take charge of new Indian High commissioner to Pakistan in October.
It is said that Bambawale has been appointed Ambassador to China.
According to Indian media reports, the reason behind the high-level diplomatic shuffle came as former Ambassador to China Vijay Gokhale was made Secretary Economic Relations in the Ministry of External Affairs.
Gokhale was reported to have played a major role in the Doklam crisis pertaining to border standoff between contentious rivals India and China.
Earlier this year, Pakistan’s former high commissioner in India Abdul Basit also took early retirement from his post.
During Bambawale’s tenure Pakistan and India’s relations witnessed several lows and ups, with the most notable scenario being the Pakistan forces getting hold of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.
Jadhav was arrested on March 3, 2016 through a counter-intelligence operation from Mashkel area of Balochistan. His death sentence was confirmed by Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and given by Field General Court Martial.