India's high commissioner to Pakistan Gautam H. Bambawale has been appointed as next ambassador to China.
Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K's Poonch, third provocation in 24 hours
Heavy shelling from both sides in KG Sector and Khari Karmara areas is on since 7am, said an intelligence official. The shelling was carried out at intermittent intervals till afternoon, they added.
Bambawale, an Indian foreign service officer of the 1984 batch is now India's high commissioner to Pakistan.
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Bambawale's appointment clears the way for India's ambassador to Poland, Ajay Bisaria, to be named India's high commissioner to Pakistan. In the past, Bambawale has worked in Germany and the US.
Sri Lankan Navy arrests five TN fishermen
The fishing trawlers had been seized by the Sri Lanka Navy for poaching in the Sri Lankan territorial waters. It was handed over to Kankesanthurai police for legal action.
Returning to Delhi from Guangzhou, Bambawale held charge of the position of Joint Secretary (East Asia) in the Ministry of External Affairs from December 2009 to July 2014. He was responsible for relations with China, Japan and South Korea, among others. He will replace Vijay Gokhale in China. Bambawale opted to learn Mandarin Chinese as his foreign language and served in Hong Kong and Beijing between 1985 and 1991.